(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…
Bonnyton Fire Clay Works, Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire. See also Southhook Fireclay Works, Dreghorn, Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire See also Shawsrigg Fireclay and Enamelling Company, Larkhall, North Lanarkshire Southhook Fireclay Works – Dreghorn – The works was on the site of Southhook Colliery No. 1 Pit, which provided the fireclay. Slater’s Directory states that John McKnight &…
(Note – SBH – Mr Jas Goldie’s and William Gilchrist’s bricks are marked Shawfield Toll and I assume these are the same works as Shawfield Brickworks). 1882 – Gilchrist and Goldie, Shawfield, Rutherglen. 15/01/1883 – North British Daily Mail – Gilchrist and others (Goldies Trustees) V Goldie and Son. This action is raised by the…
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…
1863 – Bell and Hornsby letterheads of 1893 state that Bell, Hornsby & Co were established in 1863 and reference the Polmadie Brickworks, Glasgow and the Langlands Brickworks, Govan on the same letterheads. The brickworks may not have been established at the same time as the Company. 07/10/1879 – Glasgow Herald – Theft of oats…
Crossbank Brickworks, Nr Hangingshaw, Glasgow. 1862 – 1863 – Alexander Thomson, brickmaker and builder. Ho 259 Eglinton Street, Glasgow. (Note – SBH – This may or may not be the same Alexander Thomson). c. 1870 – c. 1874 – The site may have been operated by the Scottish Industrial Brickmaking and Building Society (Limited). 22/01/1874…
20/04/1877 – North British Daily Mail – Suburban burghs. Crosshill – new works in the vicinity. Several works have just been begun in the near neighbourhood of the burgh, which will add nothing to its salubrity. At the eastern extremity of the road leading directly from Queen Mary’s Avenue, in the low grounds below Mount…