Dollarfield Brickworks, Lower Mains, Clackmannanshire

Sited close to the glassworks, and probably dates back to about 1750. An advertisement in the Stirling Journal of 20th July 1820 offers common brick at 30 shillings per thousand and firebricks at 70 shillings per thousand. The firebricks are very superior having been fully proved in the strongest furnaces. It was managed by W & J Carmichael in 1882. Dollar Main Brickworks were also managed by W & J Carmichael in 1882 (Brickworks started) and the adjacent Dollarfield Brickworks was managed by Alexander Brodie. Both were situated at Lower Mains, Dollar.- Unknown source

Unknown date – Source Kenneth Sanderson – Dollarfield Brickworks  (Managed by Alexander Brodie). Dollarfield and Dollarmains Brickworks were both started in 1882? and were adjacent to each other at Lower Mains, Dollar.

1841 – Devon Valley Tribune (30/04/1901 ) – Dollar in 1841 … The increasing prosperity of the bleachfield, a new coal-work on the south of the Devon now in active operation and the two new tileworks have created a great demand for labourers, who, with their families, have lately settled in Dollar …

Below – 1861 – 1862 – Dollarfield and Dollarmains Brickworks side by side. (Dollarfield may be the works on the right as Dollarfield Farm is just slightly East and South of  the location but this is uncertain).

01/04/1871 – Alloa Advertiser  – To let at Dollar. A brick and tile work for such term of years as may be agreed upon. For particulars apply to Mr Henry Syme, Builder, Dollar. (Note – SBH – Is this Dollarmains or Dollarfield)

1877 – A Brodie, Brickmaker, Lower Mains, Clackmannanshire (page 48).

Below – 02/07/1881 – Alloa Advertiser – Property at Lower Mains of Dollar for sale … There is a valuable brickfield on the ground. The present rental including a feu payment amounts to £63 17s or thereby and it could be largely increased.

(Note – SBH – is this reference to both the Dollarfield and Dollarmains Brickworks?).

1886 Alexander Brodie – Brick and Tile Maker, Dollarfield, Dollar, Clackmannanshire.

05/11/1887 – Alloa Advertiser – Dollarfield Brick and Tile Works – On hand a large supply of roofing and rain tiles of all sizes and very superior quality. Apply to Alex Ford, Manager.

Below – 08/07/1893 – Dollarfield Brickworks to be sold … property of Alexander Brodie.

Below – 1899 – Old Claypits are marked and presumably mark the sites of the ex Dollarfield and Dollarmains Brickworks.