Lampits Tileworks, Carnwath, South Lanarkshire

Lampits Tileworks, Carnwath, South Lanarkshire aka Lampets. Alexander McRouther aka McGruther.

1852 – Alexander McGruther, Lampits Brick and Tile Works, Pettinain.

Below – 1857 – Lampits Brick and Tile Works.

1858 – Mineral Statistics of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland for 1858 – Lampits, clay of coal measures. Name of freeholder – Sir N. M. D. Lockhart. Manufacturer – Alex McGrowder (McGrowther). Manufacture – Bricks.

Below – 27/10/1866 – Glasgow Herald – Lampets Tileworks the Parish of Carnwath, as at present possessed by Mr Alexander McGrouther, will be let for such a number of years as may be agreed on and encouragement will be given to an enterprising tenant. The works are conveniently situated to Carstairs Junction and the Dolphbinton Branch Railway. Offerers can get the houses and gearing at a valuation from the tenant, as he is not an offerer. For further particulars, application to be made to Hector F. McLean, Esq., Carnwath House, Carnwath by whom written offers will be received till 1st November 1866 and Mr James Brown, Forester, Carnwath will point out the boundaries. The proprietor does not bind himself to accept the highest or any offer. Carnwath, 10th October 1866.

1881 – Census – William Cormie b. about 1839 at Carluke. Living at Carnwath. Tile machine man at the Lampits Tileworks. (Note – SBH – He later became manager at the Newbie Brick and Tile Works). (Note – SBH – William Cormie is also recorded elsewhere as William Comrie – from census details it appears that Cormie may be the correct spelling).

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