Pitcon Brickworks, Dalry, North Ayrshire.

Pitcon Brickworks, Dalry, Ayrshire.

Canmore – This was one of three common-brick works in the vicinity of Dalry which were built to make pressed-clay bricks from the coal-measure clays – blaes – deposited as waste during coal and ironstone mining in the 19th century. As these works were built in 1939 it seems likely that it was intended to satisfy wartime demand for bricks for defence works. The works closed in 1990 and were speedily demolished

1939 – Works built but did not open until after WW2.

1939 – 1978 – The 1985 publication ‘A survey of Scottish brickmarks’ suggests that A. Kenneth & Sons operated the works during this period.

Below – 1944 – 1967 – Pitcon Brickworks.

19/01/1951 – Kilmarnock Herald – Kilmarnock Sheriff Court – Robert Biggar, c/o 37 High Street, Irvine pled guilty to breaking into the office occupied by Robert Kenneth and Sons Ltd at Pitcon Brickworks, Dalry and stealing £6 6s …

1978 – 1984 – The 1985 publication ‘A survey of Scottish brickmarks’ suggests that the Scottish Brick Corporation operated the works during this period.

1984 – The 1985 publication ‘A survey of Scottish brickmarks’ suggests that the Glasgow Iron and Steel Company operated the works from 1984 until closure.

2018 – Site of the old Pitcon Brickworks.

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