J & M Craig, Dean, Hillhead and Perceton Fire Clay Works, Kilmarnock and Longpark Pottery, Kilmarnock. (Note – SBH – I have created separate pages for Perceton, Dean, Hillhead and Longpark. Where information does not relate to a particular works, such as Craig family history, I have added it to the Perceton page.) Below –…
Please note the variations in the spelling of Drumkilbo.
Below – 1863 – Drumkilbo Brick and Tile Works, Meigle, Perthshire.
Below – 1870 – Drumkilbo Tileworks.
10/02/1874 – Dundee Courier – Meigle monthly market – Mr Newton, Drumkilbo Tileworks sold 2 stots (bullocks) at £55 to Mr David Martin, Coupar Angus.
29/05/1877 – Dundee Courier – To be let – For such term of years as may be agreed upon. The Drumkilbo Brick and Tile Works, including the steam engine, boilers and gearing etc with the land attached thereto, extending to about 49 1/2 acres, in the Parish of Meigle, all as at present possessed by Mr Thomas Newton, who is not to renew his lease, and will show the premises to intending offerers. The land may be let with or without the tilework. Meigle Railway Station is 1 3/4 miles distant. Conditions of let can be seen and farther particulars obtained on application to Patrick Murray, Belmont Castle, Meigle; and offers will be received by Andrew Whitton, Couston, Newtyle up to the 15th day of June next.
1878 – Thomas Newton & Co – Brick etc maker, Drumkilbo, Meigle, Perthshire.
30/07/1890 – Dundee Advertiser – Highlands and Agricultural Society’s Show – Stand 105 – George Guild & Son, Drumkilbo Brick and Tile Works, Meigle and Brick and Tile Works, Glamis. All sizes of drain tiles and bricks manufactured at Works; also spigot and faucet drainpipes specially made by patent machinery.
1891 – James Guild – Brick and Tile maker, Drumkelbo.
1893 – 1896 – Drumkilbo Tileworks. George Guild, Tile Maker.
11/05/1895 – Dundee Courier – Horseman (good) wanted – Cottage and garden. Apply George Guild & Son, Drumkilbo Tilework.
1896 – James Guild – Brick and Tile maker, Drumkelbo.
Below – 1898 – Drumkilbo Brick and Tile Works, Meigle, Perthshire
1901 – 1904 – James Guild – Brick and Tile Maker, Drumkilbo, Meigle, Perthshire.
1907 – James Guild – Brick and Tile maker, Drumkilbo.
Below – 11/08/1928 – Drumkilbo bricks used to build the railway tunnel in Dock Street, Dundee. Reference to Thomas Newton (deceased) and his son Alexander Newton having worked (Tenants?) at Drumkilbo Tileworks.
18/03/1932 – Dundee Courier – Motorist fined. James J Guild, Drumkilbo Tileworks Farm, Meigle was fined 10s for failing to have his proper motor car identification plate properly illuminated.
Below – 2009 – Aerial view of Drumkilbo Brick and Tile Works.
The following family information is supplied by Rose Williams.