Kersland Colliery, Lime and Fireclay Works, Dalry, North Ayrshire

Kersland Colliery, Lime and Fireclay Works, Dalry, Ayrshire

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09/07/1897 – Glasgow Herald – For sale – Kersland Colliery, Lime and Fireclay Works, Dalry, Ayrshire as a going concern. Apply to Olliphant and Wardlaw at the Colliery.

Below – 1895 –  Kersland Colliery.

26/09/1902 – Adrossan and Saltcoats Herald –  A new brickwork is being erected at Kersland Old Pit. The old blaize bings have come in profitable and useful but it will be a long time yet ere they are cleared off the face of the country. A bit of one at Todhills has come in handy for the new railway.

Information from Matthew Yuill, Ayrshire – Kersland Brickworks, at Kersland Colliery. Locally called Oliphants Pit. (These are a different Works from the one at Kersland No 2 Pit.) Mentioned in the Stat Account 1836, this pit had a drainage level which still runs freely into the River Garnock.1901 Home Office Mine list – Oliphant and Wardlaw, Coal, H & S, Fireclay and Limestone – discontinued. The fireclay was made into firebricks for furnaces, foundry cupolas and lime kilns. The old pit head buildings at Blair 9/10 have been built with Oliphant bricks.

Below – 2018 – Kersland Brickworks.

 

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