Found in East Ayrshire. By the placement of the surname in the frog, it appears there is probably an initial missing. This is likely to be ‘R’ for Robert. Robert Boyle had brick and tile works at Drongan Pottery, Fort Street Tileworks, Bank Tileworks and Hole Tileworks which were all situated in Ayrshire. . ….
1837 – Robert Boyle of the Drongan Pottery also established a brickwork at Joppa sometime about 1837 – Source Matthew Yuill.
1837 – Robert Boyle, Brickmaker, Joppa, Ayrshire (Page 281).
Below – 1857 – Hole Tileworks, Joppa, Ayrshire.
1894 – No reference to the Hole Tileworks on the OS Map.
1845 – John Young from Newton on Ayr, in collaboration with Robert Boyle produced a machine called the ‘Ayrshire Double Acting Patent Tile Machine’. This was adapted from an earlier machine patented by the Marquis of Tweeddale. The device was capable of producing 20,000 drain tiles per day. – Unknown source. 08/10/1845 – Dumfries and…
1778 – Mungo Smith was producing bricks at Drongan Pottery which was situated at Coalhall. The bricks to build cottages on the Dumfries House Estate, called Brick Houses were sourced from the pottery. Source – Matthew Yuill. 1790 – Drongan Pottery was set up and set directly on an excellent clay bed. This clay was…
Robert Boyle of the Drongan Pottery operated a Tilework producing drain tiles at Fort Street in Ayr, he is also listed as a manufacturer of pottery and bricks. The works were located near the harbour. Source Matthew Yuill. (Note – SBH – I can see Fort Street is indeed situated next to the harbour. I…
Canmore Below – 21/09/1846 – Glasgow Herald – The materials of the Bank Tile Work on the Estate of Castlehill near Ayr containing about 250 feet of drying sheds, the shelves all done up with foreign wood, an excellent steam engine of 6 horsepower, bruising rollers, pugmill, two of the celebrated Tweedale tile moulding machines…