Walkinshaw Brickworks, Renfrew, Renfrewshire Available evidence indicates that Merry & Cunninghame (coal and iron masters with extensive mineral interests in the west of Scotland), began working ironstone at Walkinshaw (No.1) pit during the mid-1850s. The first edition OS map (surveyed c.1857) shows the engine house buildings of the pit, but no rail link. An 1862…
18/09/1867 – North British Agriculturalist – David Lockerbie and Sons, brickmakers, builders and contractors in Glasgow and Drumoyne, Parish of Govan and David Lockerbie and William Lockerbie residing in Rutland Place, Parish of Govan, only partners of the said firm or company, as such partners and as individuals. Creditors meet in the Faculty Hall, St Georges Place, Glasgow on Tuesday, 26th September at 12 o’clock. Andrew Gemmill, Agent.
1869 – 1870 – D. Lockerbie and Sons, brickmakers, builders and contractors, Drumoyne, Govan, Glasgow.
(Note – SBH – I am uncertain if the above 2 entries concerning David Lockerbie and Sons actually relates directly to the Drumoyne Brickworks).
1870 – 1871 – John Wallace, brickmaker and builder, 117 Eglinton Street; Works. Drumoyne, by Govan.
03/04/1871 – Glasgow Herald – Engine (horizontal) for sale. 11″ cylinder 21″ stroke (Note – SBH – These numbers may be wrong as they are hard to read). To be seen working at Mr Wallace’s Brick Works, Drumoyne by Govan.
1873 – 1874 – John Wallace, Brickmaker and Builder, Drumoyne, Govan. House 74 Harmony Row.
1875 – 1876 – John Wallace, Brickmaker and Builder, Drumoyne, Govan. House 74 Harmony Row.
1877 – 1878 – John Wallace, brickmaker and builder, Drumoyne; house, 74 Harmony Row, Glasgow.
29/11/1878 – Glasgow Herald – For sale – 4 draught horses at good ages; 4 sets of harness &c. The property of Mr Wallace, Drumoyne Brickworks.
1878 – 1879 – John Wallace, brickmaker and builder, Drumoyne; House, 74 Harmony row, Glasgow.
1879 – 1880 – John Wallace, brickmaker and builder, Drumoyne; House, 74 Harmony row, Glasgow.
1880 – 1881 – John Wallace, brickmaker and builder, Drumoyne; House, 74 Harmony row, Glasgow.
1900 – James S McGallan (or McCallan?), Drumoyne Brickworks, Inkermann. House 10 Hillview, Paisley. (Page 387).
Below – (Note – SBH – There are also references to the Drumoyne Brick Company but I am uncertain if they relate directly to the Drumoyne Brickworks).
12/07/1899 – Glasgow Herald – Burnt blaes for garden walks, concrete founds &c – Apply Drumoyne Brick Company, Drumoyne, Govan.
Jan 1900 – British Clay Worker – New brickworks at Paisley and Glasgow. The Walkinshaw brickfields on the Abercorn Estate at Inkerman near Paisley are being opened up for making plastic brick. The shale heaps on Drumoyne Estate, South Govan, Glasgow for making composition bricks have been acquired by the Drumoyne Brick Company, Govan, who are putting down machinery and erecting kilns at both places.