Meadow Brickworks, Braidwood, Carluke, South Lanarkshire

Meadow Brickworks, Braidwood, Carluke.

John McDonald operated the works which were situated on the opposite side of the road from Scott’s Tea Room.

They operated from c. 1886 – c. 1920 and manufactured composition and fire bricks.

Partners Charles McDonald and William Barr dissolved partnership 30th April 1910.

McDonald bricks were used to build the machine foundations of the Terracotta Works at Cleghorn.


Below- 1886 – John McDonald, composition and fireclay brick manufacturer, Meadow Brickworks, Braidwood, Carluke.

06/11/1891 – Invoice – John McDonald, composition and fire brick manufacturer, Meadow Brickworks, Braidwood by Carluke. Cattle troughs, byre grooving, piggery bricks, horse mangers, chamfered and diamond stable blocks.

Below – 1896 – Meadow Brickworks, Carluke.

1897 – 1898 – John McDonald & Son, Meadow Brickworks, Braidwood. Composition and fireclay manufacturers. Also all kinds of Chamford and stable bricks, cattle troughs, byre grouping, horse mangers, sewerage pipes, ventilating traps, chimney cans etc

Below – 09/11/1898 – John McDonald  & Son letterhead – Composition and fire brick maker, Braidwood, Carluke

” Cattle troughs, byre groupings, piggery bricks etc. Horse mangers, chamfered and diamond stable bricks. Sewage glazed pipes and traps, chimney cans etc. Roofing tiles, ridge tiles, paving tiles, garden edging, wall cope, ground fireclay etc. Vent linings, flue covers, vases etc and all kinds of fire clay goods. Not responsible for breakage by the Railways.”

mcdonald meadow brickworks carluke

1903 – John McDonald Meadow Brickworks, Braidwood, Carluke.

24/07/1909 – Carluke and Lanark Gazette – Article re a break into the offices of the Meadow Brickworks, Braidwood. Reference to Samuel Crawford, Mount Stewart Street, Carluke being the foreman and Charles McDonald being a senior partner in the firm owning the brickworks.

Below – 1910 – Meadow Brickworks.

30/04/1910 – The business of John McDonald, Son, & Company, composition brick and fire clay manufacturers, Meadow Brickworks, Braidwood, Carluke. Partners Charles McDonald and William Barr dissolved partnership

Early 1920’s – The 1985 publication ‘A survey of Scottish brickmarks’ suggests the works were demolished around this time.




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