Hoselaw Mains Tileworks, Kelso, Roxburghshire

Below – 06/05/1848 – The Scotsman –  Hoselaw Estate for sale … There is also a commodious tilework on the estate which was recently erected and as there is an extensive and valuable field of clay, with a great demand for draining tiles in the district, a profitable trade in the manufacture of tiles and bricks may be carried on by the applicant of a moderate capital … George Simpson at the tile works will point out the boundaries …

Below – 06/04/1849 – Kelso Chronicle … All tile shades, shelving and other effects at said Works, formerly the property of A.G Davidson Esq, 2 tile machines, pug mill, wheelbarrows etc and a number of tiles. The shades and shelving will be put into lots to suit purchasers and is suitable for Cleading carts etc …

(Note: Probably the same gent as A. Davidson Greaves Esq who on attaining the age of 21 took over the family estate at Hoselaw which would most likely include Hadden Farm. – 12/07/1844)

Below – 1859 – Possible location of the Hoselaw TileWorks. Note the ‘Marl Pit” – Marl is a type of clay from which bricks and tiles could be manufactured.

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