Fothringham Tileworks, Dundee, Angus


Below – 24/11/1852 – North British Agriculturist – Forbes’s registered drain pavement.

1857 – 1861 – ScotlandsPlaces – [Situation] About ½ mile S E [South East] of Fothringham House. A large tile work on the south side of the Kerbet Burn worked by and property of Captain Fothringham.

24/03/1858 – North British Agriculturist – Wanted, a tile and brick maker who thoroughly understands every department of his business and who will make himself generally useful during the winter months. Apply to Mr Salmon, Fotheringham, Kincaldrum, Forfar. N.B – No one need to apply unless he can produce the most satisfactorily testimonials of character and ability from his present employers. Fotheringham 08/03/1858.

Below – 1860 – Fotheringham Tileworks.

Below – 09/03/1865 – Fifeshire Journal – Fothringham Tileworks for let. Mr Bissett, overseer at Fothringham.

24/01/1873 – Dundee Courier – Wood on Fothringham and bricks and timber at the tile works – to be sold … a large quantity of bricks, larch posts and foreign wood boarding 3/4″ thick by 12″ broad lying at the Fothringham Tilework, which will be put up into suitable lots. Attendance will be given there to point out the same and intending purchasers will please inspect the lots previous to the 30th current as the sale will take place at 1 pm in Labothie Hill where the Company may be at the time …

04/09/1883 – Dundee Courier – Forfar District Road trustees … Tilework Road Inverarity. There was read a letter from Messrs Lindsay, Howe, & Company, on behalf of the Fotheringham Trustees, in reference to the Tilework Road, in the Parish of Inverarity. The meeting resolved to recommend the County Road Board that this road be added to the list of highways, after being put into a proper state of repair to the satisfaction of the Surveyor …

17/09/1900 – Dundee Evening Telegraph – Boy killed by a waterwheel. A very distressing accident occurred at Tilework Sawmills, Inverarity, about three o’clock yesterday afternoon, which resulted in the death of Claude Sharp, 7 years of age, son of Mr John Sharp head gamekeeper, Fothringham. It appears that the boy, accompanied by one of his brothers and other companions, went out for a walk and proceeded to the sawmills, where the elder ones amused themselves by turning the waterwheel. Claude was looking on and had apparently been leaning too far over as the wheel came round. His head was caught and jammed against an upright post. Death appeared to have been instantaneous, the neck being dislocated. An elder brother was sent for, and the latter conveyed the body home. Much sympathy is felt for Mr Sharp and his family in their sad bereavement.

1901 – The site at this time consists of a sawmill and a curling pond.


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