Pentland Brickworks Near Straiton, Midlothian

Pentland Brickworks Near Straiton, Midlothian.




1938 – Pentland Brickworks. (The brickworks are not detailed on the 1913 map).

16/02/1946 – The Scotsman – Pentland Brick Co Ltd, manufacturers, exporters, importers, traders and dealers in bricks, stone, clay, sand etc. Capital £1000 in £1 shares. Subscribers G.M Rhodes, solicitor and W.F. Finlayson, solicitor, 172 St Vincent Place, Glasgow  (Connected to the Pentland Brickworks?)

20/12/1947 – Yorkshire Post – Bradley and Craven No 1 brickmaking Tandem or Cross Mixer, 3 tappet machine wanted – Pentland Brick Co, 99 Douglas Street, Glasgow.

12/10/1949 – The Scotsman – For hire – Dragline equipment for Priestman cub excavator. Pentland Brick Company Limited, Old Pentland, Straiton, Midlothian.

13/10/1954 – Aberdeen Evening Express – A Bonnyrigg man who was found by workmates last night with an arm caught in a brick mixing machine at Pentland Brickworks, Loanhead died before they could release him. He was James Walker (45), 22 Dalhousie Road, Bonnyrigg, an employee at the works.

1956 – Records of Shirlaw Allan, Industrial auctioneers, Hamilton, Scotland. For sale – Brick making plant and machinery at Brickworks, Old Pentland, Loanhead.

Late 1950’s – The 1985 publication ‘A survey of Scottish brickmarks’ suggests the works closed around this time.

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