Millcroft Brickworks, Govan, Glasgow

1875 – William Stevenson, brickmaker, Milncroft (Millcroft), Rutherglen Road, Glasgow.

24/09/1880 08/08/1881 – (Note – SBH – I have numerous Stevenson Brothers invoices from their Polmadie and Millcroft Brickworks, both situated in Rutherglen Road. They cover various dates from 24/09/1880 to  09/02/1897. All the invoices are detailed Stevenson Brothers but those invoices dated between 24/09/1880 and 08/08/1881 have had the ‘Brothers scored out and ‘& Sons’ written in pen instead and also the initials ‘W & T’ have been written in prior to ‘Stevenson’. (William and Thomas?). I have an invoice dated 03/09/1883 and it is back to using the ‘Stevenson Brothers’ as the manufacturers as do the 20 invoices I have beyond that date. So W& T Stevenson & Sons were operating prior to 24/09/1880 and prior to 03/09/1881 but why were the invoices between these dates originally printed Stevenson Brothers and then had to be amended!?)

21/02/1884 – Glasgow Herald – Pump, 5″ plunger also 40 feet connecting rods, driving pulley and crank – Stevenson, Millcroft Brickworks, Rutherglen Road.

1886 – William Stevenson, brickmaker, Eastfield, Rutherglen Road, Glasgow. ( Note – SBH – I believe Eastfield, Rutherglen Road is in the vicinity of Millcroft Brickworks).

Below – 1893 – Millcroft Brickworks, Govan, Glasgow.

Below – 1893 – Millcroft Brickworks.

1896 – 1897 – Stevenson Bros, Millcroft and Polmadie Brickfields, Rutherglen Road, Glasgow. Residence Polmadie House.

March 1903 – Invoice – Stevenson Brothers, brickmakers, Millcroft and Polmadie Brickworks, Glasgow.

Below – 1910 – Millcroft Brickworks, Govan, Glasgow.

21/01/1910 – Milngavie and Bearsden Herald – Local Builders Affairs. William Stevenson, builder and brickmaker and trading inter alia as Bishopbriggs Building and Joinery Company at Bishopbriggs, Glasgow, examined in bankruptcy before Sheriff Balfour in the County Buildings, Glasgow on Monday. Bankrupt stated, in answer to Mr Walter Neilson, trustee, that he started business on his own as a builder in 1874. He took over the Bishopbriggs Company about October 1907. The capital put into that business was all borrowed, and he had since repaid the loan. He was also interested in the firm of Stevenson Brothers and in the Bishopbriggs Brick Company, he had 1000 shares and was a director. These shares had been transferred to the bank in respect of an overdraft on behalf of Stevenson Brothers. His holdings in South African and other companies had also been deposited with the bank against advances. He had an interest in a large number of properties and would supply a note of all transactions of such. The value of the furniture belonging to him in his house at 55 Dixon Avenue was £28 odds, and he had also some furniture of little value in a house of which he was a tenant at Rothesay. Bankrupt accounted for his insolvency owing to the depreciation which had taken place of late in the value of property. The Bishopbriggs Joinery Company had been carried on at a loss. By a creditor – He had been sequestrated before, in the spring of 1889, and got a discharge. He was short of money for the last three or four years. His loss on the brick and joinery business he estimated at about £2000 and the losses on his stock exchange transactions would come about the same amount. The examination was adjourned.

1911 – 1912 – Stevenson Bros, brickmakers, Millcroft and Polmadie Brickfields, Rutherglen Rd also Garscadden Brick and Tile Works, Drumchapel.

1912- 1913 – Stevenson Bros, brickmakers, Rutherglen Road, Glasgow.

1912  – 1913 – Stevenson and Son, brickmakers, Shawfield, Rutherglen.

26/10/1918 – Hamilton Advertiser – At Millcroft Brickworks off Rutherglen Road, Polmadie, Glasgow, on Thursday 31st October at 12 o’clock. A public sale of brickmaking machinery, plant erections, stock of new and used bricks and office furniture, the property of Messrs Stevenson Bros and to be sold per instructions of Charles Taylor C.A, Trustee …

1935 – These Brickworks no longer exist

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