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 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.
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 that operated between 1871 and 1874. This venture was the largest of the four…
(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. 19/01/1951 – Kilmarnock Herald – Kilmarnock Sheriff Court – Robert Biggar, c/o 37…
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…
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 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. . . . .