This, and 2 other similar troughs, are owned by Debbie Hanson who resides in the West Lothian area. Lilliehill Fireclay Works, Townhill, Dunfermline, Fife. . . . . . Below – This roof ridge tile was found by Ian Hawkins in the Edinburgh area. This is not in my possession. .
Trough photographed in situ in Kilbarchan, Renfrewshire
Now then, which J Allan?
1878 – James Allan – Caledonian Brickworks, Braidwood, Carluke.
1882 – James Allan – Auchengray and Braidwood Brickworks by Carnwarth. Office Hillhead Cottage, Carluke.
1890 – 1891 – James Allan – Brickmaker, Sheepmount, New City Road, Glasgow. House 50 Wilton Street, Glasgow.
1903 – James Allan – Brickmaker East Park Brickworks, Maryhill, Glasgow.
1903 – James Allan – Brickmaker, Arden Street, Glasgow.
James Allan, Manure brick and tile manufacturer, Carluke.
Found by Ian Suddaby at Kirkcudbright, Galloway. This mark is stamped on an animal feed trough and there may also be an additional ‘Y’ stamped to the right of the main mark. The stamp is possibly R & Coy (Company). I have only ever found R & C bricks at the Hurll Gartliston or Garnqueen…
This trough is in the possession of Ian Suddaby and was found in Dumfriesshire. Ian states “This one is 33″ long, 18″ wide and 9″ deep and was made by George Clennell at Sanquhar Brick & Tile Works in Dumfriesshire. The long sides of the trough have four stamps, two each side, one with G….
Photographed by Tucker Kennedy at Girvan, Ayrshire. This is not in my possession. Hayside Colliery and Fire-clay Works, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire. . . . .
Photographed by Martin Sneddon in the Ayrshire area. I am not in possession of this example. There may also be another word stamped above Warrix but it is unclear. Warrix Fire Clay Works, Irvine, North Ayrshire. . . .
Below – 1879 – Glasgow Herald – Craighall Brickworks for lease. 1885 – 1886 – James Allan, brickmaker, Craighall Brickwork, Port Dundas; House, Craigbank Cottage, Keppochhill Rd. (Note – SBH – Is this the same James Allan that operated out of the Carluke area?)
Photographed by Martin Sneddon in Kilwinning. Redstone Fire Clay Works Kilwinning. This is a salt glazed fireclay cattle trough. . . .
(Note – SBH – The info below is confusing as James Allan and Thomas Hamilton appear to swap ownership/management of these works on a regular basis. In 1878 they both appear to be there at the same time. So have I got something wrong here? Could there have been 2 sites at Auchengray near Carnwath…
Found by Eddie McLean on the banks of the River Kelvin, Glasgow. James Allan, brickmaker, Craighall Brickwork, Port Dundas ; house, Craigbank cottage, Keppothhill rd. . . . .
Below – 1859 – Hillhead Tileworks. 1860 – 1861 – Extracts from valuation rolls. Alexander Allan, Hillhead Farm – Clayfield with clay mill, a steam engine, sheds and kiln. 25/05/1867 – Hamilton Advertiser – For sale. Agricultural drainage tiles. Composition and fire brick, vitrified sewerage pipes, spigot and fawcet or with collar joint, chimney cans,…