The Cumnock Pottery – James Taylor on his arrival at the pottery was put to task in carrying out a geological survey of the minerals available on the estate of the Earl Patrick of Dumfries. In 1792, Mr Taylor was manager of all operations in extracting lime, coal, black lead (wadd), ironstone, clay and lead….
Longpark Pottery Kilmarnock, Scotland was founded in 1888 by J & M Craig to make sanitary earthenware products such as toilets and wash hand basins. The firm was taken over in 1918 by Shanks & Co Ltd which became part of the Armitage Group in 1969, and then the Blue Circle Group in 1981. It was the last sanitary pottery in Scotland, closing in 1981 and later dismantled.
Below – Metters ‘stencil’ found at Longpark Pottery, Kilmarnock in the 1980’s when being dismantled.
Graham Douglas found this ‘stencil’ at Longpark Pottery after it had closed down. Metters is the brand name of toilets, sinks and enamelled stoves etc which were sold in Australia. He believes many of these items were made at Longpark and shipped to Australia.
Below is an example of a Metters stove with an enamelled door.
Does anyone have any further evidence to suggest that some Metters products were made in Scotland?
Burgh Mill Brick and Tile Works, Craigs, Stirling aka Burghmuir or Craigs. Below – 28/01/1846 – Stirling Observer – Tile maker wanted. A steady, active man to wash off roofing tile. Apply to James McAlpine, Burgh Mill Brick and Tile Works, Stirling 28/01/1846. Below – 06/05/1847 – Advert for James McAlpine, brick and tile and…
Found in Scottish Borders Caledonian Pottery Co Ltd, Rutherglen The Caledonian Pottery factory was in production in Rutherglen from 1872 to 1929 and is now considered to be of national significance due to the variety of its products, its massive output, and its extensive international export trade. In the late 1800s and early 1900s, the…
Friarton Brick, Tile and Pottery Works, Perth aka Moncreiffe Brick Works. (Moncrieff) Canmore Source Perth & Kinross Council Archive – They state…Our online catalogue also gave me the name of Charles Wood, brick manufacturer, putting in an application about Craigie Public Hall, Perth in 1897. A look in the Leslie’s Directory for that year showed him…
DUNMORE BRICK AND TILE WORKS AND DUNMORE POTTERY, DUNMORE MOSS, AIRTH Established 1845 Founder John Gardner (Gardiner?) John Gardner opened a brick and tile works on the site in 1845 however it failed to make a profit until 1860 when John’s son Peter took it over and began to produce pottery.(c1866-1902) The pottery was in…
Scottish Pottery and porcelain Works – circa 1878 (THE FIGURES / ENGRAVINGS ARE NOT REPRODUCED) THE early pottery of Scotland appears, as a general rule, to bear a close analogy to that of England both in form, in intention of use, and in ornamentation. The cinerary urns, the food and other vessels, and the immolation…
Bo’ness Pottery, Main Street and Bog Head, Bo’ness. Established 1766 Founder Dr John Roebuck. Ceased 1899 The production of pottery at Bo’ness probably began around 1766. The original site was situated on the south side of the main street and became known as the South Pottery in order to distinguish if from other parts as…