Craigpark Brickworks, Victoria Road, Glasgow

Craigpark Brickworks, Victoria Road, Glasgow. This may well be one of the same with the Cullochfauld Brickfield, 493 Duke Street, Glasgow.

1798 – Craigpark House in Dennistoun, photographed by Thomas Annan just before its demolition in 1870.

The merchant James McKenzie (1761-1838) was a partner in D J & M McKenzie and Tassies & Co and became Lord Provost 1806-1808. He acquired a part of the old Whitehill estate in 1798 and changed the name from Cullochfauld to Craigpark. He built Craigpark House in c 1798 and opened a large whinstone quarry in the grounds c 1820.

Craigpark House and grounds were sold in 1850 to Alexander Dennistoun of Golfhill, who laid out the housing estate that is named for him. Craigpark Street commemorates the name of the old mansion.

11/11/1857 – Glasgow Herald – To let, Cullochfauld Brickfield situated at 493 Duke Street (Glasgow). Being within toll and convenient for all parts of the city, it affords a good opening to anyone wishing to push the trade. Apply to T. Russell, 232 Duke Street.

1882 – 1889 – Wm Wilson (Of Wm. Wilson & Son, brickmakers and builders. Brickworks, Muirhouses, Eglinton St. and Craigpark, Victoria Road; Office, 652 Eglinton Street). (Note – SBH – I am unable to find the brickworks detailed as Craigpark, Victoria Road on a map).

1883 – 1884 – William Wilson & Son, brickmakers and builders and manufacturers of fire-brick and fire-clay goods, brickworks, Muirhouses, Eglinton St and Craigpark, Victoria Road; fire-clay works, Barlinnie, Cumbernauld Road; office, 652 Eglinton St.

1886 – William Wilson & Son, 45 Hope Street, Glasgow. Brickworks Craig Park, Victoria Road. Fire Clay Works Cumbernauld Road, Barlinnie.

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