Found at Ramshead Walled Garden, Caldwell House, Uplawmoor by Anthony Shaw. Robert Mackie, Barr Coal Company, Beith This is a paver for a byre or stable. It is glazed and again, the ‘M’ of Mackie is upside down. – Click me . . .
Robert Mackie, Barr Coal Company, Beith
1881 – Robert Mackie, Merchant and John Laird, Farmer, Barrhill, Kilbirnie become the new partnership of Barr Coal Company following the death of John Miller Morison, Surgeon, Beith
1893– Mackie, Barr Coal – mining coal and Fireclay
1896 – The Barr Mine, Ayrshire – R.D. Mackie and Smith, Beith – owners. Mining Coal , Household coal and Steam coal and Fireclay.
20/05/1892 – Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald – Assault – At the Sheriff Court, Kilmarnock, on Tuesday, Niven Drinnan, pit bottomer Barmill was charged with having on 16th inst upon Townhead Street, Beith assaulted David Mackie, brick manufacturer, Cross, Beith by seizing hold of him, throwing him to the ground and biting his thumb. He pled guilty and was fined £2 or 20 days.
31/10/1895 – Glasgow Herald – Man wanted to make stucco moulds and to make himself useful. State wages and if married. Apply Mackie Brickworks, Beith
19/10/1895 – Glasgow Herald – At the Sheriff Court at Kilmarnock on Friday an enquiry was held before Sheriff Hall and a jury. The public inquiry took place regarding the death of Peter Stewart, pit bottomer, Gateside, Beith. The evidence showed that on 25 September last, whilst on duty in the mid workings of Barr coal pit, he accidentally fell along with a hutch to the bottom of the shaft, he having wrongly supposed that the cage had come down, and pushed the hutch on where he supposed it to be. He received injuries from which he died in the Western Infirmary, on 30 September. The jury found accordingly. With commendable generosity, the jury handed their fees and allowances for travelling, amounting to �2 0s 4d, to the widow of the deceased.
Below – 1895 – OS Map showing the Barr Colliery near Barrmill just to the South East of Beith.
On the 1909 OS map the Colliery buildings do not appear to be showing.