Cronberry Brick and Tile Work, Cumnock, East Ayrshire

01/02/1844 – Ayr Advertiser – For sale by Public Roup – An eligible and compact estate in Ayrshire. The lands of Cronberry in the Parish of Auchinleck consisting of 1040 acres … these lands contain coal, fire clay and blackband ironstone besides an extensive field of common clay of a very superior quality used in the manufacture of pottery ware and draining tiles. There is a going tile work on the lands and the proposed mineral railway from Ayr to Muirkirk will run along the south side of the property for about 2 miles. … The rental of the lands is £380 and of the tile work and house and land thereto attached £85 … Mr Howatson at Cronberry will give direction for the showing of the lands … Edinburgh 18/01/1844

Below – 21/04/1845 – Glasgow Herald – The lands of Cronberry in the Parish of Auchinleck consisting of 1040 acres still for sale.

Below – 1857 – Cronberry Tileworks.

Below – 06/03/1861 – Glasgow Herald – Cronberry Brick and Tile Work for let. William Howatson occupier.  Apply to the Eglinton Iron Company, Lugar Ironworks …

20/09/1862 – Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald – James Morton begs leave to inform his friends and the public that he can supply tiles and bricks of the best quality from the Cronberry Tileworks on the shortest notice. As he has the railway into the works he can supply tiles and bricks to any station on the G & S Western Railway, at extremely moderate prices. Cronberry Tileworks, Auchinleck 19/09/1862.

Below – 18/08/1869 – Glasgow Herald – Cronberry Brick and Tile Works to let. Apply to Mr Angus, Manager, Lugar Iron Works, Cumnock.

22/02/1873 – Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald – Births. At Cronberry on the 13th isnt, the wife of Mr William McDougall, brick manufacturer, of a son.

10/07/1879 – Ayr Advertiser – Cronberry brick and tile work, Cumnock – Messrs Alexander Duncan & Sons, brick and tile manufacturers beg to intimate to the Public that they have removed from the brick and tile work, Auchinleck to more central and commodious works at Cronberry near Cumnock. From the extension of the works and the machinery being considerably supplemented and of the most approved construction for the manufacture of pipe tiles, barrel tiles, square paving tiles, common pressed bricks etc they are now in a position to execute with the utmost despatch all orders.  Price list on application.

1886 – Alexander Duncan and Sons, brick and tile manufacturers, Cronberry & Auchinlech, Old Cumnock. (Page 211).

1893 – William Duncan and Sons, brickmaker, Lugar, Old Cumnock. (Note – SBH – This entry may relate to the Lugar Brickworks).

Below – 1897  – Cronberry Tileworks.

1903 – John S Duncan –  Brick and Tile Maker, Cronberry, Cumnock.

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