Merryflats Patent Brick Co, Govan, Glasgow

Merryflats Patent Brick Co, Govan, Glasgow

1867 – 1868 – Merryflats (The) Patent Brick Co., brick and tile makers, 1 Royal Bank place; works, Merryflats, near Govan.  Merryflats Brickwork, Govan; office, 1 Royal  Bank Place.

16/04/1868 – Greenock Telegraph – A fatal accident occurred within the patent brick works at Merryflats, Glasgow, on Tuesday afternoon. A lad of sixteen years of age, named John Stevenson, whose duty it was to clean the instrument employed for crushing the clay, entered the pulveriser for a second time without any one being aware of the circumstance. His position not being suspected, the machinery was set in motion, and he was crushed to death.

1869 – 1870 – Merryflats Patent Brick Co.; works Upper Merryflats.

1871 – John Thomson, brickmaker, Murrayflats (Merryflats), by Govan. Ho, 59 Love Street, Paisley.

1871 – 1872 – John Woodburn of Woodburn and Thomson, brickmakers, Merryflats. Ho 350 Govan Road, Glasgow

Below – 05/12/1873 – Glasgow Herald  – Govan. Feuing lands and clay field. For sale. The Lands of South Merryflats, extending to 29 Acres 3 Roods and 31 70 Poles Imperial, situated close to the Moss Road Station of the Glasgow and Paisley Joint Railway, and as possessed by the Merryflats Patent Brick Company.  The clay, it is calculated, will last for many years and the ground being perfectly level, and having a supply of water for steam purposes, is well adapted for public works.  Apply to Messrs Black & Honeyman, Writers, West Regent Street.


Below – 23/10/1874 – Glasgow Herald – The lands of south Merryflats as possessed by the Merryflats Patent Brick Co, Govan, Glasgow is for sale as a potential clayfield. (Note – SBH – I am not sure if this is the same area of land that was for sale the previous year or an additional area?)


30/07/1900 – Glasgow Herald – Details the marriage of Lizzie Young, only daughter of the late John Woodburn, Merryflats Brickworks, Govan.

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