(Note – SBH – I am unable to pinpoint it on the OS Maps – I will try again!)
11/05/1881 – Greenock Advertiser – Bankruptcy – John Finnie Allan, farmer, Cardrona Mains and Kittleyknowe, Peebleshire. ( Were the tile works on the farm?)
28/05/1881 – Peebleshire Advertiser – The farm of Kittleyknowe formerly farmed by Mr Allan has been rented by Mr James Forrest of Wakefield…….( Were the tile works on the farm?)
Below – 05/06/1931 – The Scotsman – Large deposit of silica sand discovered at Kitleyknowes.
Below – 10/02/1936 – Aberdeen Press and Journal – John Wickham and his son Mr T. H. Wickham examine the silica deposits.
19/06/1941 – The Scotsman – The death has occurred at Deanbank, Gorebridge ; of Mr John Wickham, a well-known Midlothian man. A number of years ago he purchased the farm of KittleyKnowes, Carlops, on which he discovered the presence of silica sand.