Milton Brick & Tile Works, Carluke, South Lanarkshire

Milton Brick & Tile Works, Carluke, South Lanarkshire.

Scottish Clay Hollow-Ware Limited appear to have operated from Milton Brick Works and were incorporated in 1937 with registered office at the works.

Final closure came with the voluntary liquidation of T B Gibson & Co Ltd t/a Milton Tile Works, Carluke on 14th August 1978.


Below – 1896 – Milton Brickworks.

27/11/1896 – Hamilton Herald – New Brickwork – Milton Brickwork – The new work built a few months ago by Mr John Agnew, Braidwood, for the manufacturing of composition bricks, is now in full swing. The work, which covers a good extent of ground, is situated in fine proximity to the Caledonian Railway, below Upper Shieldhills Farm, on the Milton Lockhart Estate. The sole manufacture is bricks and these are made from “blaes” – the work being situated beside one of the largest of the many “blaes hills” which abound in the Carluke district—the particular “hill” being the refuse of the huge pit owned and wrought many years ago by Messrs Merry and Cunninghame. The kiln is what is known as a “Hoffman,” and of English manufacture, can turn out about 20,000 bricks a day. The work employs a large number of hands. The building contactor of the work was Mr Cleghorn, Newmains.

22/12/1897 – Dundee Advertiser – Sequestrations – John Agnew, carrying on business as a brick manufacturer and coalmaster at 55 Bath Street, Glasgow and also at Carluke and Clelland – County Buildings, Glasgow 28th Dec at 11. Creditors meet in th eoffice of Thomson, Jackson, Gourlay and Taylor C.A., 24 George Square, Glasgow 7th Jan at 12.

04/03/1899 – Dundee Advertiser – James Young and Sons Limited, Railway and Public Works contractors, Edinburgh……the firm holds leases of a large brickwork at Milton, Carluke…….

16/09/1899 – The Scotsman –  – The affairs of James Young and Sons Limited – Meeting of shareholders – ….Mr McEwan of Messrs McEwan and Neil, C.A, Glasgow read an approximate statement of the affairs of James Young and Sons Limited, from which it appeared that the liabilities amounted to £61, 170 1s 10d, made up as follows …… Milton Brick Works £116 1s 10d ……

11/11/1899 – Dundee Advertiser – New Scottish joint stock companies – Milton Brick Works Company, 112 Bath Street, Glasgow – to carry on the business of brickmaking in the neighbourhood of Glasgow. Capital £4000 in 4000 shares of £1 each.

28/04/1906 – Airdrie and Coatbridge Advertiser – Shirlaw, Allan and Co, auctioneers and valuators, Hamilton will sell by auction at Milton Brickworks, Harvey Street, Port Dundas, Glasgow, brickmaking plant and buildings. (Note – SBH – This advert confuses me as I am not aware of a Milton Brickworks at Port Dundas – I have added it here meantime until clarification is ascertained)

06/06/1908 – Carluke and Lanark Gazette – Wanted Brick and Tile burner; wages 25s per week and free house and coal. Apply by Monday to R & J Gibson, Milton Brick and Tile Works, Carluke.

Below – 19/09/1908 – Carluke and Lanark Gazette – Accident at Messrs R & J Gibson, Milton brick works – William Milligan injured.

13/02/1920 – Carluke and Lanark Gazette  – Contractors wanted to clean brick off stalk 120 feet high at Milton Works. Offers to be lodged by Wednesday 18th February – to Thomas Bryce, Secy, Rose Cottage Carluke.

01/04/1921 – Carluke and Lanark Gazette – Sudden death of Mr John Gibson, (69), Milton Bank – Knocked down by a cyclist …. In early life Mr Gibson was in the drapery business but in 1887 he became associated with his brother Thomas in the Whiteshaw Tile Work and on his death the business was carried on by Mr Gibson and his brother Richard. In 1896 they removed to Milton Tile Work where a large business was carried on till his brothers death about 4 years ago (c. 1917), since when it has been conducted by Mr Gibson and his son Richard ……..

01/05/1937 – The Scotsman – New Scottish Companies –

  1. Ochiltree Tile Works Limited, Ochiltree, Cumnock. Private company to carry on the business of makers of drain pipes, bricks and other clay goods etc. Capital £5000 in £1 shares. Subscribers R.W. Martin, tile manufacturer, Midsands, Racecourse Road, Ayr and T.B. Gibson, tile manufacturer, Milton Bank, Carluke.
  2. T.B. Gibson and Company Limited, Milton Tile Works, Carluke. Private company with objects and subscribers as in previous company. Capital £10,000 in £1 shares.

Below – 1944 – 1967 – Milton Brick and Tile Works.

14/08/1978 – Company liquidated.

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