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. . . .
Found in Fife – JC
Believed to be A. Kenneth & Sons, Ayrshire.
Brickworks owned include:
- Annandale Brickworks, Crosshouse, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire.
- Broadlie Brickworks, Dalry, Ayrshire.
- Commondyke Brickworks, Common, near Auchinleck, Ayrshire.
- Montgomery Brickworks, Dreghorn, Ayrshire.
- Pitcon Brickworks, Dalry, Ayrshire.
Below – 28/11/1874 – Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald – The Cape Finisterre – A novel cargo – During the past week a good deal of local interest has been felt in this new ship, loading here for Tasmania. The “Cape Finisterre” has been built for Messrs Abram Lyle & Sons, of Greenock, Messrs Thomas Wingate…
(Note – SBH – I believe these works were operated for some time by Archibald Kenneth and Sons) Canmore Below – 1908 – Canmore indicates the Works were situated as per the ‘red cross’. I am unable to find a map were the brickworks are noted at such.
Pitcon Brickworks, Dalry, Ayrshire. (Note – SBH – I believe these works were operated for some time by Archibald Kenneth and Sons) Canmore 1939 – Works built but did not open until after WW2. Below – 1944 – 1967 – Pitcon Brickworks. 25/07/1978 – From a sketch of the works on Canmore they appear to…
Canmore – The Brickworks were situated adjacent to central washery of A Kenneth & Son, which served a number of collieries in the area. Montgomeryfield Colliery and Brickworks, Dreghorn, Ayrshire aka Montgomerie Field. 1907 – Slaters – Montgomeryfield Brickworks – Archibald Kenneth & Sons Ltd. Below – 1908 – Montgomeryfield Colliery and Brickworks, Dreghorn. The colliery is depicted on the…
Broadlie Brickworks, Dalry, Ayrshire. (Note – SBH – I believe these works were operated for some time by Archibald Kenneth and Sons). Canmore Broadlie Brickworks, Dalry, Ayrshire This was the first of three common-brick works in the vicinity of Dalry which were built to make pressed-clay bricks from the coal-measure clays – blaes – deposited…
The Warrix Fireclay Works were erected about 1896 and utilised the fireclay extracted from the Warrix Coalpit which was situated nearby. These works closed c. 1938. 1896 – Bourtreehill Coal Company – sewerage pipes, chimney cans, fire bricks, gas retorts, flooring tiles, flower vases and other clay goods. Specialities – white and yellow enamelled kitchen…
(Note – SBH – There appear to be two sites for Annandale Brickworks – Annandale Brickworks, Crosshouse, Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire and Annandale Colliery and Brickworks, Mauchline, East Ayrshire – hopefully, clarification will follow!) Canmore Below – 23/03/1934 – Motherwell Times – Good news for Coalburn district – It was officially announced on Saturday that William…
Commondyke Brickworks, Common, near Auchinleck, East Ayrshire. ‘C’ is attributed to this brickworks by the Scottish brick survey 1985. Canmore (Note – SBH – I believe these works were operated for some time by Archibald Kenneth and Sons). Commondyke Brickworks, Common, East Ayrshire – Alexandra Transport Ltd started Commondyke Brickworks after World War II and…
Found at Kilwinning. Eglinton Fire Clay Works, Kilwinning. . . . .