J & M Craig, Dean, Hillhead and Perceton Fire Clay Works, Kilmarnock and Longpark Pottery, Kilmarnock. (Note – SBH – I have created separate pages for Perceton, Dean, Hillhead and Longpark. Where information does not relate to a particular works, such as Craig family history, I have added it to the Perceton page.) Below –…
Kelvinside brickworks was situated in the Maryhill district of Glasgow and operated from about 1873 to 1930 AKA Dawsholm Brickworks.
14/05/1875 – Glasgow Herald – Brickworks to let. To let for such period of years as may be agreed on. That Brickwork on the Kelvinside Estate adjoining the Great Western Road about 1 mile west of the Botanic Gardens. The brickwork consists of a steam engine, boiler, 2 grinding pans and drying stove, capable of drying 20,000 bricks per day. Mr Robert Allan, Manager, Balgray Cottage will point of the works. For further particulars apply to Messrs Robert Addie & Sons, Langloan Ironworks, Coatbridge.
01/07/1890 – The Scotsman – Joint-stock companies in Scotland – Kelvinside Brick Company, 82 Gordon Street, Glasgow to enter into a lease with the proprietors of the Kelvinside Estate, Glasgow of certain lands and shale or blae bings at Kelvinside and to catty on the business of brick manufacturing. Capital £10,000 in 10,000 shares of £1 each.
1890- 91 – Alexander Patrick, merchant and commission agent, secretary to The Kelvinside Brick Co. (Ltd.), Standard Buildings, 82 Gordon Street; house, 6 Brooklands Avenue, Uddingston.
17/03/1891 – Glasgow Herald – Wanted steers and burners for Brickwork. Preference will be given to those accustomed to working the Hoffmann kiln. Apply to the secretary Kelvinside Brick Company Limited, 82 Gordon Street, Glasgow.
Below – 1894 – Kelvinside Brickworks.
1896 – Kelvinside Brick Co Lmtd – 93 Hope Street, Glasgow.
1899- 1900 – Alex K Foote, Sec, Kelvinside Brick Co Ltd. House Larkfield, Newlands Road, Langside.
1899 – 1900 – Kelvinside Brick Co Limited, Brickmakers, Registered Offices Central Chambers, 93 Hope Street, Glasgow. Works Crossloan Road, Kelvinside.
19/10/1906 – Milngavie and Bearsden Herald – Reference to 3 men being charged with trespassing at Dawsholm Brickworks.
13/10/1913 – The Scotsman – Sale of brickwork plant, machinery, buildings etc at Dawsholm Brickworks, Maryhill, Glasgow on Thursday 06/11/1913 at 12 0’clock. Shirlaw, Allan & Co have received instructions from Messrs the Kelvinside Brick Co Ltd owing to the termination of lease – to sell by auction as above. Hamilton October 1913.
1914 – 1915 – Connected? – Hugh Symington, railway contractor, quarry master, and brickmaker, 45 Renfield St.; ho. 13 Windsor circus, Kelvinside.
31/07/1917 – Daily Record – The death was reported yesterday of Mr John F Baird, Edgehill, Castlehead, Paisley who was well known in Glasgow and local business circles and had been for a time a director of the United Collieries Company, the Kelvinside Brick Company, the Cleghorn Terracotta Company Limited besides having been managing director at Speirs, Gibb & Company’s Paisley works and for a period chairman of Messrs McGee Ltd, Engineers. He was a member of the Parish Council and for a period chairman.