(Note – SBH – If there are any John Paterson references that I cannot attribute to a particular brickworks then I will detail them here). John Paterson, brickmakers and building contractors, was founded around 1865, by John Paterson, the son of a stonemason. The business became John Paterson & Son in the mid-1880s when John…
1845 – 1849 – 3/4 mile North West by West of Garliestown. A small irregular portion of land upon the farm of Millisle, with clay tempering machine, tile kiln & drying sheds. (Believed to be owned by the Earl of Galloway)
Below – 1848 – 1849 – Millisle Tileworks. A quarry is shown about 100 yards to the south-east but no clay pit is apparent on the map sheet
Below – 14/12/1858 – Headed notepaper – Carty, Baldoon and Millisle Tile and Brickworks. Robert Picken.
1862 – Millisle Tileworks, Garlieston, Newton Stewart. Hugh Morton, manager.
Below – 1894 – Millisle Tileworks – Shows the site has expanded to the south-east with a slope in that corner possibly indicating that the clay was being worked near-surface into the adjacent
field. Millisle Station was located about a mile from the works; the map shows no tramway seems to have been built.
1896 – James Picken, brick and tile maker, Millisle Tileworks, Sorbie, Wigtownshire.
1901 – 1904 – Millisle Tileworks, Garlieston, Wigtownshire. A. McCulloch, manager.
By 1906 the works are marked as disused.
Below – 1847 – 1848 – Baldoon Tileworks. Below – 14/12/1858 – Headed notepaper – Carty, Baldoon and Millisle Tile and Brickworks. – Robert Picken. Below – 1894 – Baldoon Brick and Tile Works – disused.
Messrs Barclay, Craig & Co, Kilmarnock were involved in the building of the Lonsdale Hematite Ironworks near Whitehaven, England and also an on-site brickworks. Craig & Co appear to be J & M Craig, Fire Clay Manufacturers, Hillhead, Perceton and Dean Works, Kilmarnock and Barclay appears to be James Wilson Barclay, engineer, Kilmarnock. (See reference…
Bathville Brick and Fire Clay Works, Armadale, West Lothian Canmore John Watson of Glasgow bought the Bathville site in June 1859 for £10, 000 and shortly after built a brickworks to use the fireclay being mined with the coal. John Watson & Co were to become one of the biggest coalmasters in Lanarkshire, but in…
Many thanks to Andrew Wood for much of the information that follows. Minto Brick Company Limited Company number SC062934 23/08/1977 – Incorporation date. Registered address 166 Buchannan Street, Glasgow. 19/10/1984 – Dissolved by this date. Canmore refers to the Cherryton Brick Company and the Minto Brick Company as being associated with each other. The Minto Brick…
Stirches Brick and Tile Works, Hawick, Scottish Borders. Many thanks to Ian Chisholm for highlighting the previous existence of this brick and tile works to me and very interestingly Ian remembers finding a brick marked ‘Chisholme’ many years ago when out walking around Stirches. This brick has since disappeared. Has anyone else seen such a…
Esk Bridge Brickworks, Ellonvale, Penicuik. 1852 – The Esk Bridge Brickworks site was a quarry. 1864 – John Dennis & Co established from headed notepaper but he is described as a bricklayer, furnace builder and contractor – no reference to the brick manufacture at this time. 1878 – John Dennis – Brick or fire clay…
Bonshaw Brick and Tile Works, Annan, Dumfries. Many thanks to Iain Gow with regards to much of the information herein. Canmore Bonshaw Tileworks entered use after 1857 and became disused about 1900. It is partly demolished and has one kiln of Newcastle type. Bonshaw Tileworks was established in the latter half of the 19th century…
Wishaw Collieries & Brickworks and Broxburn Shale Oil, Coal & Brickworks. Canmore Info Below – 29/11/1844 – Glasgow Herald – Tile and brick works to let, Wishaw Estate. Below – 24/12/1849 – Glasgow Herald – James Ferguson acting as an agent for the Wishaw Tile and Brick Works plus details on some products being manufactured….
Carty Tileworks, Carty Port, Penninghame, Wigtownshire Canmore Carty Tile Works, Wigtownshire Carty Tileworks was a typical small rural tileworks, making clay drainage tiles for local markets. When built it probably shipped some of its products to market, as there were the remains of a wood-piled quay beside the works. This view (below) shows the single…