Gartnavel Brickworks, Gartnavel, Glasgow

R. & J. Moyes, 248 West George Street, Glasgow.

1869 – 1883 – William Shepherd Moyes (1879–1962) was the son and grandson of house factors and land agents, so by training as an architect he was continuing the family tradition of property development. From c. 1869 until 1883, his father, James (c. 1845–1893), and grandfather Robert Moyes (c. 1820–1883) traded as R. & J. Moyes, 248 West George Street, Glasgow. They also acted as ‘quarrymasters and brickmakers’, latterly extracting stone at Gartnavel, on the city’s western edge.

1876 – 1880 – 9 Roxburgh Street, Dowanhill, Kelvinside (Glenton Terrace) – Moyes, James, land agent (of R. & J. Moyes, brickmakers and quarry masters, Gartnavel; office, 223 Hope Street).

07/03/1877 – Glasgow Herald – At Brickfield, Gartnavel, Great Western Road (occupied by Messrs Dick and Hardie), on Saturday 10th March at 12 o’clock noon, public sale under warrant of the Sheriff of 60 14feet planks, pump and connections, bogie, 6 shovels, 2 picks, 3 barrows, about 7 tons triping and 18 tons dross and all effects enumerated in the schedule. Duncan Keith will sell by public auction as above. Sale to commence at 12 o’clock noon. 61 Renfield Street, Glasgow 05/03/1877. (Note – SBH – This advert may relate to teh sale on a nearby or associated coal business).

1878 – Moyes R. & J. house factors, brickmakers, & stone quarry proprietors, 223 Hope St, Glasgow

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