Pitfour brick and tile works, St. Madoes, Glencarse

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07/06/1838 – Perthshire Advertiser – Pitfour brick and tile works are now in operation and written orders will be received by William Hay, Overseer, Pitfour. 28/05/1938

16/04/1840 – Perthshire Courier – Pitfour brick and tile works.

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16/12/1847 – Perthshire Advertiser -Tile and brick work to be let and sale of machinery. The Work at Pitfour, Carse of Gowrie with the brick, tile and pipe making machinery and steam engine for working same. The work is within a short distance of the Glencarse Station of the Dundee and Perth Railway. Apply to Mr James Wilson, Land Steward, Pitfour who will receive offers till 7th January 1848 or if preferred the whole machinery will be sold. Pitfour 14/12/1847

Below – 29/07/1859 – Dundee Advertiser – robert Small advert.

01/05/1863 – Dundee Advertiser – Common clay goods, brick and drain pipes, roof tiles etc. Fire clay goods, bricks, pipes, vents, linings, flue covers, clay etc. Lime – Robert Small, Yeaman Court, Dundee

28/12/1865 – Perthshire Advertiser  – To brick and tile makers – Contractors wanted for making a quantity of bricks and tiles on the estate of Pitfour in the Carse of Gowrie. Apply to Messrs MacKenzie and Dickson, Solicitors. 21/12/1865

1867 – Robert Small – Coal, lime, brick and sewer pipe merchant. Agent for North British and Mercantile, and Royal Exchange Insurance Companies, Yeaman Court, Yeaman Shore, Dundee. House Eden House.

27/05/1871 – Dundee Peoples Journal – It is understood that the contractors for the Tay Bridge have arranged for obtaining a large quantity of bricks from Messrs Robert Small & Co, brick and tile manufacturers, Dundee.

1878 – Robert Small – Brick and Tile Maker, St Madoes, Glencarse, Perthshire

Below – 15/05/1879 – Fatal accident at the Pitfour rick works, leased by Messrs Small & Co, St Madoes. David Bell (16) fatally injured.

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29/10/1879 – Dundee Evening Telegraph – Licensing Court – an application for a renewal to a license for a public house in Leetown, Errol was opposed by Sir John Richardson and he considered the house was unnecessary and that it was a great temptation to the people employed at the Pitfour brick work.

28/08/1880  – Dundee Advertiser – Robert Small & Co, Coal, brick, lime and cement merchant, Yeoman Shore, Dundee

26/07/1881 – Births – at Hawkstone, Glencarse on the 21st, the wife of Wm Gilmour, Pitfour brick and tile Works, a son.

1882 – Robert Small & Co – Pitfour Brick works, Glencarse, Perth & Yeaman St, Dundee

Below – 28/04/1882 – Dundee Advertiser

 

16/03/1883 – Dundee Advertiser  –  Common clay bricks – for sale , large quantity of clinker or under sized bricks suitable for inside work or foundations. Price 20s per 1000 at Glencarse Station. Apply Robert Small & Co, Dundee.

13/09/1884  – Dundee Peoples Journal – New brick and tile works in Dundee – A large piece of ground immediately to the north of the Manhattan Works and adjoining the East Poorhouse. The proprietors will be Robert Small & Co, Pitfour, Glencarse ( Does anyone know if this was ever built as I can find no evidence of such – I have added it here because of the Pitfour connection).

 

14/04/1885 – Dundee Telegraph – Robert Small & Co – coal. lime& cement manufacturers & brick manufacturers. Office Yeaman Shore, Dundee. Agents for R Lindsay & Co, Dunfermline and J & M Craig, Kilmarnock manufacturers of fire clay goods.

1886 – Robert Small & Co – Pitfour Brick works, Glencarse, Perth & Yeaman Shore, Dundee

13/11/1886 – Dundee Courier –  Dividends paid.

29/07/1887 – Dundee Courier – Robert Small & Co, manufacturers of all description of common clay bricks and agricultural drain pipes, Pitfour Patent brick and tile works, Glencarse by Perth. Coal , lime fireclay and cement merchants. Office – Yeaman Shore, Dundee.

30/06/1888 – Dundee Weekly News – Dundee Mechanical Society – On Saturday afternoon a party of the Dundee Mechanical Society visited Messrs Robert Small & Co.’s Pitfour Brick and Tile Works, Glencarse.  They were met at the station by Mr Gilmour, their manager, who had a conveyance in waiting to take them to the works.  He accompanied them through the whole works, and gave them a detailed description of the various departments.  The machinery was set in motion for the purpose of showing with what precision and speed bricks and pipes were turned out, each machine being able to produce from 10,000 to 12,000 per day.  They were next shown through the large kiln, the particular method of firing this kiln being specially noticed. The ovens and outside dykes were next examined. A visit was also paid to the clayhill, where Mr Gilmour explained to them its extent and working.  It may be mentioned that all the bricks in the old and new Tay Bridges were supplied by Messrs R. Small & Co.  On the motion of Mr William Bruce Mair, their President, the members accorded a hearty vote of thanks to Messrs R. Small & Co., and also to Mr Gilmour, the manager, for their kindness, after which the party left for home highly pleased with their visit.

15/07/1891 – The Scotsman – Pitfour Patent Brick and Tile Works, Glencarse for sale

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05/11/1892– Dundee Advertiser – Glencarse Public Hall opened . Built with Pitfour bricks under the supervision of Mr William Gilmour, Pitfour.

Below – 08/03/1894 – Dundee Courier – Dundee Gas Commission accept tenders. Prices given.

13/04/1895 – Dundee Advertiser – William Gilmour of Glencarse brick works rents Gallowflat Farm…a good deal of drainage needs to be overhauled.

02/12/1895 – Dundee Advertiser – Mr T W Grieg of Glencarse addressed a meeting of the electors in the West Carse Hall, Glencarse on Friday evening. Mr William Gilmour of Pitfour brick and tile works presided and there was a large attendance.

06/03/1897 – Dundee Advertiser – Man (steady) wanted as Wayman for short railway at Pitfour brick and tile works, Glencarse. Apply Mr Gilmour at the Works.

Below – 1898  – Pitfour brick and tile works

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30/03/1899 – Dundee Courier – Fatal result of an accident – The accident which took overtook Robert Gilmour, Jun, Brick Works, Glencarse about a month ago has had a fatal termination, the unfortunate fellow having succumbed to his injuries in Perth Infirmary. Gilmour received his injuries through falling over a wooden gangway at the works leading to the top of the kiln.

06/09/1899 – Dundee Advertiser – Deaths – At Hawstone House, Glencarse, on 5th instant, William Gilmour, managing partner Pitfout brick and tile company, aged 62.

06/08/1903 – Dundee Courier – Mr Samuel Nichol marries Minnie Gilmour daughter of the late William Gilmour, Pitfour Brick and Tile Works.

10/10/1903 – The Scotsman – Pitfour Brick and Tile Works , Glencarse for sale

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24/09/1904 – Aberdeen Press and Journal – The Pitfour Brick and Tile Company, 25 George Street, Perth to take over the business of brick and tile manufacturers carried on by the Pitfour Brick Company of Glencarse, by Perth.

Below – 1912 – Pitfour Brick and Tile Works

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15/07/1913 – The Scotsman – Court of Session – Summer Roll – Petition  – Mrs Helen Swan for winding up Pitfour brick and tile co ltd. Note James W Aderson for supervision order in the liquidation of Pitfour brick and tile co ltd.

10/09/1913 – The Scotsman – Pitfour Brick and Tile Works , Glencarse for  sale due to liquidation.

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08/02/1926 – Elizabeth Christie dies. Daughter of the late William Christie, Pitfour brick works, Glencarse.

Below – 1938 – Pitfour brick and tile works

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