1865 – John Christie, brick and tile maker, Cornton, Causewayside, Stirling/Clackmannan. 1871 – Census – John Christie is described as being born c. 1823 and a brick and tile worker – master. Employing 17 men and 3 women. He was living at Forthbank in the Parish of St Ninians. 30/04/1876 – John Christie dies. Below…
Longriggs Brick and Tile Works, Coalsnaughton, Stirlingshire may in fact just have been a clay pit and a source of clay for John Govan at Cornton Brick and Tile Works, Stirling.
Below – 1861 – Longriggs Farm. (Note – SBH – I can find no reference to a brickworks or claypits around Longriggs on the OS maps available to me online).
1877 – Peter and John Govan, brickmakers, joint tenants of surface clay, Longriggs.(Page 53)
1877 – M Penman, Brickmaker, Longriggs. (Page 45).
29/03/1888 – The Scotsman – The following are candidates for Stirling Burgh Council … John Govan, brick and tile manufacturer. (Note – SBH – I believe this is John Govan of Cornton Brick and Tile Works, Stirling but I also believe he may be the same John Govan as owning the claypits or brickworks at Longriggs)