Craigton Brickworks, Paisley Road, Govan, Glasgow

Craigton Brick Works, 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.

Below- 1895 – Craigton Brickworks.

1896 – 1897 – Craigton Brickmaking Co Ltd – Govan. Works – Craigton, Paisley Road, 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.

1903 – Craigton Brickmaking and Feuing Company Limited. Nicol F. Cameron, Sec, brickmakers and contractors. Office 135 Buchannan Street, Glasgow.

1911 – Craigton Brickmaking and Feuing Company Limited. Office 135 Buchannan Street, Glasgow.

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