Seafield Brick and Tile Works, St Andrews. Seafield Mains is located 3.5km WNW of St Andrews in Fife, Scotland. 12/08/1852– Stirling Observer – Highland Agricultural Show, Perth – Alexander Meldrum, St Andrews shared the first prize with James McAlpine, brick and tile maker, Stirling for drain pipes. 12/08/1852 – Fife Herald – Prize drain tiles. Seafield…
Eden Brick and Tile Works, Guardbridge, St Andrews, Fife.
10/04/1873 – Fife Herald – Burner (first class) of experience wanted for a new brick and tile works shortly to be opened at Guardbridge near St Andrews. Must have a complete knowledge of all the branches and be able, if required, to take general superintendence. References as to character and ability to be addressed “A” 69, Office of this paper.
14/10/1875 – Fife Herald – The subscribers would invite the attention of landowners, farmers etc to their stock of drain pipes. They can with confidence recommend them on being a first-class article. In sizes from 1 1/2″ to 15″ diameter. Price lists on application and goods forwarded to any Station on NB or Caledonian Railways. McLean & Cunningham, Eden Brick and Tile Works, Guardbridge.
1877 – P & C Cunningham, Eden Brick & Tile Works, Guard Bridge, by Cupar.
17/05/1877 – Dundee Courier – Eden common bricks. These superior bricks will be in the market in a few days. Quotations made for large or small quantities at the lowest possible prices. Apply John McLean & Co (sole agents for Dundee), No 1 South Union Street.
24/05/1877 – Fife Herald – Marriage – Charles Cunningham of Eden Brickworks, Guardbridge to Wilhelmina, youngest daughter of the late Fredrick Harris.
1878 – P & C Cunningham, brickmaker, Guard Bridge.
07/03/1878 – Fife Herald – Men wanted at Eden Brickwork, Guardbridge for kiln emptying and pipe making. Good wages. Apply at once to the works.
01/03/1881 – Dundee Courier – Dundee Sheriff Court – Sheriff Moncreiff has just issued an interlocutor confirming the decision of Sheriff Cheyne in the action at the instance of Messrs P. & C. Cunningham, brick and tilemakers, Guardbridge, against Mr William Nicoll, lime merchant and shipowner in Dundee. The interlocutor and note are as follows: “Dundee, 26th February 1881.-The Sheriff having avizandum considered the debate on the defender’s appeal, together with the proof, and the whole process, dismisses the appeal; affirms the interlocutor of 22nd January 1881, appealed against, and decerns. Finds the pursuer entitled to additional expenses, allows an account thereof to be given in, and remits the same when lodged to the auditor of Court to tax and report. (Signed) “Henry J Moncrieff ”
18/08/1881 – Dundee Courier – Drain pipes, bricks, roof tiles etc for sale – To be sold by Public roup at Eden Brick and Tile Works, Guardbridge, Fife on Monday 22nd current at 12 o’clock. The whole stock of drain pipes (various sizes) bricks, roof tiles and other effects.
Below – 19/08/1881 – Dundee Evening Telegraph.
Below – 12/05/1882 – Dundee Advertiser – Eden Brick and Tile Works for sale.
06/04/1883 – Dundee Courier – At Eden Brickfield, Guardbridge, Fife. For sale. 900 first-class 9″ pipes. A number of superior 9″ pipes (Seconds). Quantity of fireclay pavement. Apply to James Armit at the works.
11/05/1883 – Dundee Advertiser – Eden Brick and Tile Works – The subscribers will receive written offers for the purchase of these works etc by private bargain all as formerly advertised. The greater proportion of the price may lie in the security of the property. Alexander Tosh, Accountant, Dundee
20/02/1885 – Dundee Advertiser – Eden Brick and Tile Works and land for sale. There will be a exposed for sale by public roup withing the office of Shield and Kyd, solicitors, 8 Euclid Street, Dundee on Friday 20th day of February 1885 at one o’clock afternoon ( unless disposed of by private bargain), the works well known as Eden brick and tile works, Guardbridge, Fife together with the whole working plant, gear and unexhausted clay. Also a field of arable land. The machinery is suitable in every aspect and in excellent working order and the clay is admirably adapted for both brick and pipe making. The railway siding gives easy and ample facility for loading. To ensure a sale the subjects will be exposed at a low upset price …
Below –20/02/1891 – Dundee Courier – Eden Brick and Tile Works and land for sale.
17/07/1891 – Dundee Advertiser – Eden Brickfield and erections, machinery &c, apply to Alex Tosh, Accountant, Dundee.
1893 – 1896 – Eden Brick and Tile Works, Guardbridge, Fife. TO Leuchars.
Below – 1893 – Eden Brickworks, Guardbridge, St Andrews (Also details the Seggie Brickworks).
1912 – Eden Brickworks – Disused.
1928 – The 1985 publication ‘A survey of Scottish brickmarks’ suggests the works may have been in use in 1928 and run by Thomas Wilson and Son?
Below – 1944 – 1967 – Eden Brickworks – Disused.