Larbert Fire Clay Works, Larbert, Stirlingshire

Larbert Fire Clay Works, Larbert, Stirlingshire.

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1861 – Tile Works, Larbert.

Below – 1861 – Tile Works, Larbert

1861 Larbert Tile Works

1871-1898  – Papers relating to Inches Quarry & Fireclay and Brickworks at Inches, and Larbert Fireclay Works. Includes Report on the Mining & Surface operations at Larbert Fireclay Works by James A. Tweedie (Mining Engineer) Report on the Fireclay & Brickworks at Inches belonging to Sir William Cunningham Bruce Bruce Bart. of Stenhouse and others by D. Landale, Report on the Freestone Quarry & Fireclay on the Farm of Inches, the property of Sir William Bruce Bart. by D. Landale, Conditions of Sale of Larbert Brickworks, Memorandum as to Larbert Brickworks to Let, Lease by Sir William Cunningham Bruce Bruce Bart of Coal, Fireclay etc on Inches in favour of Mr James Smart and Note of output of Larbert Brickworks from May 1896 to May 1897.

13/1/1877 – Falkirk Herald – 13/01/1877 – Good brick moulder wanted at Larbert brick work – apply Thomas McAlpine, foreman at the works.

18/12/1880 – London Daily News – Scotch sequestrations. Mrs Agnes Hamilton Lang or Smart, James Smart and Campbell Murray, Larbert Brickworks near Larbert, brick manufacturers, Dec 21 at the Crown Hotel, Falkirk.

1881 – William Wilson (38) Engine Keeper, Brick Works, Larbert.

05/1/1881 – Glasgow Herald –  Scotch bankrupts – Examinations – Smart and Murray, brick and tile manufacturers, Larbert brickworks near Larbert. To be examined in the Sheriff Courthouse, Falkirk on 11th January.

Below – 09/04/1881 – The Scotsman – Larbert Brickworks for sale.

30/11/1881 – Dundee Advertiser – Scotch Bankrupts – Dividends – Smart and Murray, brick and tile maunfacturers, Larbert Brickworks – 54 St Vincent Street, Glasgow – 14th Jan.

Below – 06/08/1882 – Edinburgh Gazette – Smart and Murray, brick and tile manufacturers, Larbert brickworks and Agnes Hamilton Lang or Smart and James Smart and Campbell Murray, partners – sequestration.

01/08/1882 – Edinburgh Gazette – 27/03/1883 – James Stuart retires from Stuart, Brown & Co August 1882.

Stuart Brown brick maker Larbert

Below – 02/02/1883 – Glasgow Herald –  Larbert Fireclay and Ganister Works for sale. Apply to Mr Niven at the Works.

Below – 05/11/1887 – Aberdeen Press and Journal – Court case regarding composition bricks supplied by Larbert Silica and Fireclay Company.

Below – 28/01/1889 – Glasgow Herald – Larbert Silica and Fireclay Brick Works for sale. £400.

Below – 24/08/1892 – Glasgow Herald – Larbert Ganister and Fireclay Works to let.

Below – 23/08/1893 – Glasgow Herald – Larbert Ganister and Fireclay Works to let.

09/12/1893 – Falkirk Herald – Sale of brick work plant consisting of steam engine and boiler, pan mils and other machinery etc at Larbert Brick Works. Date and particulars in future advertisement. Thomas Binnie, Auctioneer.

Below – 06/01/1894 – Falkirk Herald – Larbert Brick works for sale.

16/02/1895 – Falkirk Herald  -“To let, for such period as may be agreed on, Larbert Brickworks, with the fireclay, ganister, and associated coal, and the common clay in the lands of Inches. The works are about 1 1/2 miles north of Larbert Station.  There is a special siding from the Caledonian Main Line to the works, passing through a neighbouring proprietor’s lands.  The fireclay and ganister have long been worked, and are of excellent quality. The buildings, fixed plant, and machinery may either be included in the let or sold to the tenant. Apply to Messrs J B Sherriff & Co, 5 Wellington Street, Glasgow; or to John & W K Gair & Gibson, writers, Falkirk.” [FH16 Feb 1895]

1896 – Larbert Clayworks Co

Below – 1896  – Larbert Clay Works which were situated about 1/2 mile south of the Tile Works detailed on the map above. By 1913 – The OS Map is showing the works as disused.

1896 larbert clay works

Below – 15/05/1897 – Falkirk Herald – Larbert fire clay works for sale. Fireclay and Gannister of excellent quality.

Additional possibilities –

1878 – Broom, Brownlie and Bruce – Fire brick makers, Clayknows and Glasgow – this Mr Bruce may well be the same Mr Bruce of Stuart, Bruce & Co of Larbert

1886 –  Larbert Silica Fire Clay Co. — David Niven, manager, Stenhousemuir

22/04/1899 – Falkirk Herald – Turnout for sale – Polo cart, light brown mare 14 hands and set of silver mounted harness. Apply John Falconer, Stenhousemuir Brickworks, Larbert (Note – SBH – I am not aware of brickworks at Stenhousemuir but the Larbert Fireclay Works were situated very close to Stenhousemuir and they may be one of the same. Can anyone confirm or otherwise ?)

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