Bonnybridge Silica and Fireclay Company (Bonnybridge Refractories) were always trying to improve the refractory brick manufacturing process. Mr Walter Smith of Braidwood patented a process involving the carbonising of clay. This involved changing the chemical makeup of the fire clay by heating it to change the iron into magnetite which could then be removed via…
Nellfield Brick and Tile Works, Braidwood, Lanarkshire c. 1893 to post 1915
19/08/1893 – Motherwell Times – The action Hunt v. the Nellfield Brick and Tile Co., Braidwood, Carluke, and John Lawson, Motherwell, the only known partner, the Sheriff has decided in favour of the defenders. (The decision was confirmed following appeal 25/11/1893)
07/12/1895 – Paisley and Renfrewshire Gazette – Opening of the Thomas Muir Memorial Hall, Paisley – …the exterior stone is red from Dumfries and the exterior brick is from the Nellfield Terracotta Brick Company, Carluke.
Below – 1896 – Nellfield Brick and Tile Works.
1897 – 1898 – Nellfield Brick & Tile Co, Braidwood, Carluke.
1899- 1900 – Nellfield Brick and Tile Co., Braidwood (J, Lawson, 57 Merry Street).
1903 – Nellfield Brick & Tile Co. brick & tile manufacturers, blue brick & terra cotta works, Carluke.
James Thomsom, manager, Nellfield Brick & Tile Co
Below – 1910 – Nellfield Brick and Tile Works.
18/02/1910 – Bellshill Speaker – A venerable figure in the congregation – John Lawson celebrates his 76th birthday – He has 2 businesses in Motherwell, while he himslef is the princial shareholder of the Nellfield Brick and Tile Co whose works are situated near Carluke.
Below – 08/03/1911 – The Scotsman – John Agnew’s Nellfield brick and tile works, Braidwood, Carluke for sale.
Below – 2015 – Study into the historical development of the Clyde and Avon Landscapes.
11/02/1898 – Letter from J.B. Atkinson, Glasgow, to the Nellfield Brick and Tile Company, Braidwood, Carlisle, confirming that the company have opened a mine on the Nellfield Estate for working Red Marl. 1908 – Owner – Nellfield Brick and Tile Company, Braidwood. Minerals worked – red marl. 4 workers below ground and 1 above.
Lee Terracotta Works, Braidwood, Carluke, Lanarkshire. Canmore The Lee works faced difficulty at the outset of operations and were seemingly short lived. They were operated by the Lee Terracotta Company or the Scottish Terracotta Company (sometimes the Scottish Terracotta and Metallic Brick Co). Mark Hurll transported raw material from Carluke, and the Lee Terracotta Works…
Canmore 04/04/1895 – Glasgow Herald – Reference to John Agnew, Brick Manufacturer, Carluke. 08/12/1897 – Yorkshire Post – Scotch sequestrations – Last nights Edinburgh Gazette – John Agnew, Glasgow, Carluke and Cleland, brick manufacturer and coal master. Below – 28/05/1898 – Edinburgh Evening News.
Found in Edinburgh. This tile and many similar had once formed the platform surface at the Merchiston Railway Station, Edinburgh. This is a wonderful example of a diamond checked floor tile. Nellfield Brick and Tile Works, Braidwood, Lanarkshire Note the two reversed ‘C’s . . .
Found in Carluke – Nellfield Brick and Tile Works. Nellfield Braidwood . Nellfield Brick and Tile Works, Braidwood, Lanarkshire. . . .
Found in Carluke – Nellfield Brick and Tile Works. Nellfield Braidwood – Nellfield to rear. Nellfield Brick and Tile Works, Braidwood, Lanarkshire . . . . . Below – Stamped Nellfield to rear. The stamp is poor and looks like its been stamped and then remoulded?
Found in Carluke – Nellfield Brick and Tile Works Nellfield Brick and Tile Works, Braidwood, Lanarkshire. . . . .
Omoa Fire Clay Works, Cleland. 18/07/1814 – Caledonian Mercury – Omoa Iron Works for sale – The lease of the mines and minerals is current for 40 years from 15/02/1789 and the lands thereby let contain inexhaustible fields of coal, level free with with extensive beds of ironstone and plenty of fire clay of the best…
Donated by Christine Warren to the ‘Carluke Parish Historical Society. This is not in my possession. Garden edging. Nellfield Brick and Tile Works, Braidwood, Lanarkshire. . . . .