Ian Suddaby states – Carrick Academy in Maybole, Ayrshire is soon to replaced with a modern community hub, school and leisure centre. The existing school was built from red brick and red sandstone in 1925 and extra accommodation was added in the 1970s. Digging work in the grounds suggests that the 1925 building was made…
Found Tobermory, Isle Of Mull
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.
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. . . .
WIKI information – The British and Tasmanian Charcoal Iron Company (BTCIC) was an iron mining and smelting company that operated from 1874 to 1878 in Northern Tasmania, Australia. It was formed by floating the operations of a private company, the Tasmanian Charcoal Iron Company which operated between 1871 and 1874. This venture was the largest…
(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. Canmore – This was one 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 as waste during coal and ironstone mining in the 19th century. As these works were built in 1939 it seems likely that…
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. 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 as waste during coal and ironstone mining in the 19th century. These works were built at a time…
17/08/1894 – Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald – … A new coal-pit is being sunk at Warrix, near Irvine, by the Bourtreehill Coal and Fire Clay Coy., and the sinkers have reached the coal. Miners were employed to take it out from the bottom of the shank. This was done, and it is said the coal…
(Note – SBH – There appear to be possibly two sites named Annandale Brickworks – Annandale Brickworks, Crosshouse, Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire and Annandale Colliery and Brickworks, Mauchline, East Ayrshire – hopefully, clarification will follow!) Canmore Below – 1929 – Kilmarnock Standard 10/03/1989 – The men of Annandale Brickworks, January 1929. 06/07/1929 – Belfast Telegraph –…
Commondyke Brickworks, Common, near Auchinleck, East Ayrshire. ‘C’ is attributed to this brickworks by the Scottish brick survey 1985. Canmore Commondyke Brickworks, Common, East Ayrshire – Alexandra Transport Ltd started Commondyke Brickworks after World War II and operated the business until 1977 when the works closed. The Scottish Brick Corporation took over Alexandra’s business in…