Hadden Tileworks, Kelso, Roxburghshire

Hadden or Haddon Tileworks, Nr Kelso.

Below – 1859 – Hadden Farm with Kiln Burn to the North but no obvious indication of the Tileworks. The kiln burn may have been named due to the presence of the nearby Nottylees Limekiln.

07/04/1871 – Kelso Chronicle – Hadden Lime and Tileworks. On sale, lime and drain pipes. Orders punctually attended to and can be delivered by rail or carts on the usual terms. Apply to the foreman on the works or William Linn, Chevington, Woodside, Acklington. (Note – SBH – Acklington is a small village in Northumberland South West of Amble).

Below – 11/02/1876 – Haddon Tileworks near Carham Station for sale. The sheds were erected by Mr Linn, 6 years ago. (c.1870).

Below – 03/11/1904 – Southern Reporter – John Wilson, Dairyman, Hadden Tileworks, accused of watering down sweet milk.

Below – 1922 – Hadden Red House is the location of the tileworks – note ‘the kiln burn’.

23/11/1939 – Daily Record – Reference to Mrs Jane Wilson, Haddon Tile Sheds, Kelso donating 2s 6d.

12/12/1939 – Berwickshire News – Further additions to the muster roll – Pte W Wilson, Haddon Tile Sheds, Kelso – 6th KOSB.

29/08/1940 – Southern Reporter – Good sheep or cattle dog – selling because man has joined up. Price £2 or nearest offer. Make a good farm dog. Mrs I Wilson, Haddon Tile Sheds, Kelso.

Below – 17/07/1941 – The Berwick Advertiser – Alexander Callender, Haddon Tileworks, Sprouston was fined for walking a pig to the slaughterhouse without a licence.

21/01/1944 – Jedburgh Gazette – Alexander James Wilson, Haddon Tile Sheds, Sprouston was charged with riding a bicycle without a front or rear lights and fined 10s for each of the 2 lights.

16/11/1944 – Southern Reporter – Mr Callander, Hadden Tile Sheds, Sprouston has been notified that his grandson Pte S. Gibb, Canadian Army has died of wounds in a hospital in Italy.

14/02/1945 – The Scotsman  – John Swan & Sons, Auctioneers. Whitsunday sales  – Haddon Tile Sheds, Kelso – 15th May.

22/03/1945  – Southern Reporter – To Let Hadden Tile House, Kelso situated on the west side of Carham Station. Mrs Wilson is the outgoing tenant. 18 1/2 acres.

Below – 28/11/2018 – Site visit – The flooded clay pit.



Below – These items were found in the ploughed field on site. A broken brick and a section of channel.

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