Greenhall Brickworks, High Blanytre, South Lanarkshire

1862 – Paul Veverka’s excellent website ‘Blantyre Project’ states – The brickworks is known to have existed from at least as early as 1862, as it is known that the Blantyre Gas Works on Stonefield Road used Greenhall bricks in its construction.

1868 – J. W. Moore of Greenhall, High Blantyre.

1878 – 1879 – J. W. Moore of Greenhall, High Blantyre.

02/03/1900 – Motherwell Times – On Wednesday 28th February, the body of a man about 60 years, and apparently a tramp, was found lying at the Greenhall Brickwork near High Blantyre. On the body were two pawn tickets bearing the name John Chalmers, for articles pledged in Wishaw and Motherwell. It has transpired that the man had told some people in the neighbourhood that he was a miner and came from Rutherglen. The body lay at the mortuary for identification.

1903 – Colquhoun & Co. Brick and Tile Makers, High Blantyre, Glasgow.

18/03/1903 – The Scotsman – Scottish Bankrupts – Thomas Laird, brickmaker, Greenhall Brickworks, High Blantyre, a partner of the firm of Colquhoun and Laird, brickmakers there. Creditors will meet in the law agents room, County Buildings, Hamilton, 26th March at 11 o’clock. Bay, Cassels and Frame, writers, Hamilton, agents.

08/01/1904 – Hamilton Herald – At Hamilton JP Court on Monday, before Mr John Blyth, Greenfield and Mr Alexander Hamilton, Bellshill, James Wisely, carter and Patrick Graham, miner, 110 Watsonville Rows, Motherwell were charged with having at Greenhall Brickworks, High Blantyre, ill-treated and abused a brown horse belonging to George McLelland, High Blantyre Road, Burnbank by unnecessarily and unmercifully beating the animal. The accused were each fined £3 or 30 days imprisonment.

25/02/1908 – Edinburgh Gazette – Firm of Colquhoun & Co, carrying on business as brick manufacturers at Greenhall Brickworks, High Blantyre, has been dissolved as at thirty-first October nineteen hundred and seven, by mutual consent, by the retiral therefrom of the subscribers George Colquhoun, Richard Clark, and William Kerr, junior.
The business will continue to be carried on by the subscriber Richard Colquhoun on his own account and under the same name of Colquhoun & Co. The subscriber, Richard Colquhoun is authorised to uplift all the debts due to and will discharge all debts and liabilities of, the firm. Dated this twelfth day of November nineteen hundred and seven.

Below – 1910 – Greenhall Brickworks, High Blantyre.

1910 Greenhall Brick Works

c. 1912 – Wardrop Moore dies.

30/05/1914 – Airdrie and Coatbridge Advertiser – 09/06/1914 – Sale of plant machinery and buildings at Greenhall Brickworks, High Blantyre.

Greenhall  Brickworks –  Paul Veverka’s excellent website ‘Blantyre Project’.

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