Dalbeattie brick kiln ghost

Dalbeattie has a ghost story – A desperately sad tale of the brick kiln that stood near the bottom end of Port Street. It appears that a young girl who was about four or five, wandered into the kiln whilst it was being stacked for the first firing. The firing had begun before the frantic mother, living further up Port Street, thought to come down and to ask if the ‘wean’ had slipped into the works.

When the kiln was opened and unloaded, the intense heat had apparently left very little of the girl or her doll. The wind across the top of the chimney made a wailing sound, so ever after the locals would shun the area after nightfall. The ‘wailing ghost’ vanished after the kiln was demolished in the 1950s.

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