Hangingshaw Brickworks, Cathcart, Glasgow

Hangingshaw Brickworks, Cathcart, Glasgow.

10/02/1845 – Glasgow Herald – To brickmakers and others – For sale part of the lands of Hanginshaw called Burnpark. To brickmakers and others. For sale by private bargain, that part of the lands of Haningshaw called Burnpark, with the houses thereon, at present possessed by Mr Andrew Speirs and others, consisting of three acres, three roods, lying about 11/2 miles to the south-east of Glasgow, in the Parish of Cathcart. The lands, which are let on lease at £18 per annum, are excellent for agricultural purposes and are well adapted for a kitchen garden or nursery.  From their nearness to town, and being bounded by two sides by public roads, they may become valuable for feuing purposes.  The houses and garden are rented at £23: 5s. yearly.  There is a thick bed of excellent clay in the ground, immediately below which is a bed of sand, both fit to form a large brick and tile field.  The ground lies on a slight and even slope, and there is plenty of water to be got from the burn, which forms one of its boundaries, for the purpose of working the clay.  There is no toll chargeable for use of the road leading directly to Glasgow.  The tenant in the land is bound to give up the same whenever it is required to work the clay or to fuel the ground.  The feu duty is £27: 11: 3d.  Price moderate. Apply to James Nisbet, writer, 11, Miller Street, Glasgow, 10th Feb. 1845.


Below – 20/06/1867 – Southern Reporter – Scotch Bankrupts – J & W Baird, brickmakers, Hangingshaw, near Glasgow.


13/07/1867 – Glasgow Evening Post – J & W Baird, brickmakers, Hangingshaw near Glasgow and in the Parish of Cathcart and the county of Renfrew, as a company and James Baird, brickmaker there, surviving the only partner of that company, as a partner thereof and as an individual, will be examined in the Sheriff courthouse, Paisley July 23rd at 12 o’clock.

1874 – 1875 – G & A Eadie, brickmakers and builders, Hangingshaw; office, 215 Caledonia Road.

Below – 04/01/1875 – Glasgow Herald – The partnership of George and Alexander Eadie is dissolved and George Eadie will carry on the business alone.

1877 – 1878 – George Eadie, brickmaker, Hangingshaw; office, 215 Caledonia Road.

George Eadie, quarry master, Bogton, Cathcart; office, 215 Caledonia Road.

George Eadie, brickmaker. Possil Bank Works, Possil Road.

08/10/1877 – Glasgow Herald – Extensive sale of horses. Sold owing to the close of the brickmaking season. On Thursday 11th October at Brickwork, 625 Eglinton Street, Glasgow at 12 noon. Sale of 40 powerful draft horses and 20 bogie ponies. (The property of Messrs Gilchrist & Goldie; Wilson & Sons, McIntyre & Sons; Bell, Hornsby & Co; Corbet; Steven; Dempster; Wallace and others). Hutchison & Dixon beg to announce instructions from the above firms to dispose of by auction, the horses and ponies used by them during the summer season. They will be found well suited for placing upon immediate work and the ponies are worthy the attention of coal masters. Amongst the principal lots are –

11. Dark brown harness mare about 15 hands, 8 years old, steady in single harness with colt foal at foot by ‘Prince of Galloway’ dropped 1st April.  The property of Robert Dempster Esq, Langlands Brickworks, Govan.

12. ‘Bell’ a black mare, 15 hands high, 5 years old. Warranted sound and free from vice. The property of George Eadie Esq).

30. Dun-coloured gelding, 15.2 hands, 4 years old. Warranted a good worker and quiet.

31. Roan gelding, 14 hands. Warranted a good worker and quiet. The property of Alex Eadie Esq, Inglefield Works).

33. ‘Cocker’ a handsome bay cob gelding with grand action, stands about 15 hands high, 5 years old. Warranted a good worker in single harness and quiet to ride.

34. ‘Birdie’. A dark brown draught gelding, 7 years old. Warranted a good worker and quiet.

1878 – 1879 – George Eadie, brickmaker, Hangingshaw; House, Hampden Park Villa. Mount Florida.

George Eadie, brickmaker. Possil Bank Works, Possil Road; Ho. Hampden Park Villa. Mount Florida.

Below – 02/01/1880 – Glasgow Herald – On Wednesday 7th January at Hangingshaw Brickworks at 12 noon. Sale of about 20,000 bricks in lots to suit, A 3 ton steam crane with upright boiler and connections, 15, 20, 30 and 40 cwt derrick cranes, Large quantity navvy and long brick barrows, Sling and drag chains, Smiths tools, Pair of bellows etc belonging to the sequestrated Mr George Eadie and sold by order of Wm McKinnon Esq, C.A Trustee.

05/03/1880 – Glasgow Evening Citizen – Mount Florida (Hampden Terrace). To let, superior main door house of 7 apartments, also, 3 and 4 rooms and kitchen, light bathrooms; immediate entry; reduced rents. Apply to Alexander Eadie, 3 Hampden Place.

Below – 10/01/1881 – Glasgow Herald – Hangingshaw Brickfield in the Parish of Cathcart near to Montgomerie Terrace, Mount Florida for sale.

1882 – George Eadie, brickmaker, 405 Mathieson Street, Glasgow.

Below – 1888 – Montgomerie Terrace – The Hangingshaw Brickworks were apparently situated near here but they were possibly abandoned by 1888.

28/11/1921 – Dundee Evening Telegraph – Death of well known Glasgow builder. Mr George Eadie, a well-known Glasgow builder of the firm of Messrs George Eadie & Sons, Mathieson Street, has died at his residence, Hampden Villa. Mount Florida. Mr Eadie, who was Justice of the Peace, had been in failing health for some time and had attained the age of 85. He went to Glasgow from Ayrshire and had been in business for sixty years. For many years he was chairman of Blackfrairs (Blackfriars?) and Hutchesontown Conservative Association and was instrumental in bringing forward Mr Bonar Law, who represented the division in Parliament. His wife predeceased him some years ago and he is survived by a family of four sons and three daughters.

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