(Note – SBH – On the Scottish OS maps, there are 2 brickworks detailed – Garscube Brick and Tile Works and Garscube Brickworks. Both are depicted on the bottom of the 1896 map. The Garscube Brickworks which is the further east of the two is close to Dawsholm. I believe this was also known as…
Craigton Brickworks, Paisley Road, Glasgow.
(Note – SBH – Drumoin or Drumoyne Brickworks. I cannot find these works on the 1856 map but the location is very close to Craigton Brickworks so they may be one of the same).
17/12/1856 – Glasgow Herald – To builders. In consequence of having given up business the stock of bricks on hand will be sold as follows. Soft brick – 18s / 1000. Hard brick – 20s / 1000.
At Mossbank, Govan. Run of kiln – 17s / 1000. Office W.M. Buchannan & Co, 56 Howard Street.
Below – 21/01/1857 – Glasgow Herald – Machinery and plant for sale at Craigton Brickworks.
Below- 1858 – Brickfield at Craigton.
1858 – 1859 – Robert Johnston – Brickmaker and builder. Works Craigton, Paisley Road. House 94 Alma Place, Glasgow. p142
03/08/1866 – Glasgow Herald – For sale at Craigton, first-class hand made brick, also good fireclay. Can be ground and sent by railway. Apply to Mr Dennison, 1180 Frederick Street, Glasgow.
Below – 18/02/1867 – Glasgow Herald – bricks for sale at Craigton Brickfield.
09/08/1870 – Edinburgh Gazette – I, Thomas Brown Junior, Accountant in Glasgow, Trustee on the sequestrated estate of A. & T. Bow, Brickmakers and Builders, Craigton Brickworks, Renfrew,
and Mrs Janet Thomson or Bow, Brickmaker and Builder there, the only Partner of said Firm, as such Partner, and as an Individual, hereby intimate that a first and final dividend will be paid to those Creditors whose claims have been admitted by the Trustee, within the Chambers of Thomas Brown, Jr., & Davies, Accountants here, on the 24th day of September 1870. Thos Brown, Jnr. Trustee. Glasgow, 135; Buchanan Street.
1871 – John Gardner & Co. were ‘lightning conductor manufacturers and fixers, and repairers of chimney stalks and church spires’. The firm was founded before 1867 by John Gardner (c. 1846–1897). He also had a brickmaking and building company, which eventually became Gardner & Shaw, moving to Craigton Brickworks, Paisley Road West, around 1871. Gardner & Shaw erected new warehouses on the corner of Morrison Street and Paisley Road around 1876, probably part of the extensive Co-operative Wholesale Society complex there. In 1878, the brickfield began losing money, and the firm was declared bankrupt in 1881. Rather than face his creditors, Gardner absconded to South Africa, abandoning his wife and five children in Glasgow. When his six-year-old daughter died in 1884, the family noted her father as ‘deceased’. In fact, it was not until 1897 that Gardner died in a London hospital, having finally returned from Johannesburg.
1882 – Gardner & Shaw, brickmakers, 179 Blackburn Street, Glasgow.
1882 – Gow and Stobo, brickmakers, 100 Blackburn Street, Paisley Road, Glasgow and Craighton Brickworks.
Below – 26/01/1883 – Glasgow Herald – Craigton Brickworks and stock for sale.
06/07/1888 – Glasgow Herald – Child murder at Craigton Brickworks. Full write up regarding a trial of child murder. The child had been struck on the head with a brick and thrown down a well at Craigton Brickworks.
04/03/1893 – Dundee Courier – New joint-stock company. Craigton Brickmaking Co. This company has been formed to purchase the business and take the lease of the clay in and under the lands of Craigton belonging to Messrs John Henderson and Son, brickmakers, Craigton, Paisley Road (West) Glasgow and to carry on the business of brick and tile makers, quarry masters &c. Capital £5000 in £1 shares. Registered office 173 St Vincent Street, Glasgow.
1893 – 1894 – Craigton Brickmaking Co. Ltd.; Works, Craigton, Paisley Road; Office, General Terminus, Paisley Road Toll.
Below- 1895 – Craigton Brickworks.
1895 – 1896 – Craigton Brickmaking Co Ltd, Govan. Works, Craigton, Paisley Road, Glasgow.
1896 – 1897 – Craigton Brickmaking Co Ltd, Govan. Works, Craigton, Paisley Road, Glasgow.
30/10/1897 – Glasgow Herald – New company – Craigton Brickmaking and Feuing Company Limited, to acquire the estate of Craigton, Govan and to take over the Craigton Brickmaking Company. The capital is £25,000 in £1 shares and the subscribers are A. Logan, coal merchant, Paisley; R. A. Peacock, baker, Pollokshiels; R. D. Smith, Chartered Accountant; J. Henderson jun, mineral boring prospector; P. McBride, contractor; Nicol F. Cameron, solicitor – all in Glasgow and John Hope, bank agent, Port – Glasgow.
14/01/1899 – Dundee Courier – Sequestrations. Angus Gow, sometime builder in Glasgow, and now residing Craigton Road, Govan, a partner of the dissolved firm of & Stobo, builders, Glasgow.
17/10/1899 – Edinburgh Gazette – Craigton Brickmaking Co Ltd in liquidation. Notice is hereby given that a general meeting of the members of the above-named Company will be held within the Office of The Craigton Brickmaking and Feuing Company Limited, Craigton Brick Works, Paisley Road, Govan, on Tuesday the 21st day of November 1899, at three o’clock afternoon, for the purpose of having an account laid before them showing the manner in which the winding-up has been conducted and the property of the Company disposed of, and of hearing any explanation
that may be given by the Liquidator. Nicol F Cameron, Liquidator. Glasgow, 16th October 1899
1903 – Craigton Brickmaking and Feuing Company Limited. Nicol F. Cameron, Sec, brickmakers and contractors. Office 135 Buchannan Street, Glasgow.
31/07/1903 – The Scotsman – New buildings in Glasgow. At a sitting of Glasgow Dean of Guild Court yesterday, the following linings were granted: The Craigton Brickmaking and Feuing Company (Limited), to form a street between Ell Road and Craigton Road …
1907 – Craigton Brickmaking and Feuing Company Limited, brickmakers. Office 135 Buchannan Street, Glasgow.
1911 – Craigton Brickmaking and Feuing Company Limited. Office 135 Buchannan Street, Glasgow.