Found by Geoff Parkhouse at Rutherford near Kelso. This brick is unmarked. The maunfacturer is unknown. The find location would suggest Scottish origins but…. No doubt there will have been a brick and tile works in the area during the 18th century but I just do not know where exactly. This brick is unlikely to…
I am referencing these apparently English Tile Works as there is a possibility that they are also the Haddon or Hadden Tile Works. Hadden Farm is on the Scottish side of the border. Shidlaw Tile Works are 100 yards on the English side of the border situated on the Kelso Branch Railway and approximately 1 mile from Hadden Farm in Scotland. They are approximately 1/2″ from Carham Railway Station.
An advert in the Kelso chronicle of 1876 describes the Haddon Tile Works as being near Carham Station.
Below – Aerial view of Hadden Farm, Scotland and Carham, England and the red cross denotes the Shidlaw brickworks.
29/08/1851 – Kelso Chronicle – Shidlaw product range – including drain tiles, pipes and bricks – Horse shoe tiles, Copher tiles, ridge tiles, circular pipe with soles. Circular and elliptical pipes common and fire bricks, flue covers, flooring bricks, kinnaird stove bricks, vent lining, chimney cans. retort bearers and gas retorts.
08/06/1855 – Kelso Chronicle – hidlaw brick and tile works – on the Berwick to Kelso Railway. Drain pipes, tiles and bricks of all sizes and descriptions and of the best quality can now be regularly supplied at the above works or delivered free of carriage at all stations on the North British Railways. George Barnes, Clerk of Works, Carham, Coldstream.
25/07/1856 – Kelso Chronicle – Shidlaw brick and tile works – on the Berwick to Kelso Railway. Drain pipes, tiles and bricks of all sizes and descriptions and of the best quality can now be regularly supplied at the above works or delivered free of carriage at all stations on the North Easter, Jedburgh branch and North British Railways. George Barnes, Clerk of Works, Carham, Coldstream.
17/12/1864 – Kelso Chronicle – In stock at Shidlaw brick and tile works, drain pipes, various sizes: also common bricks and flooring squares. Carham, Coldstream 17/12/1864
08/12/1865 – Kelso Chronicle – On sale at Shidlaw brick and tile works, drain pipes, various sizes. bricks etc. For price apply at the works. Shidlaw Brick and Tile Works, Coldstream. 15/11/1865
12/01/1866 – Kelso Chronicle – Notice to farmers – the 2″ drain pipes at Shidlaw are all sold but there are still a quantity of 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ and 2 1/2 x 2 1/2″ on sale Also common bricks. Shidlaw Brick and Tile Works, Coldstream 09/01/1866.
Below – 18/05/1866 – Kelso Chronicle. Thomas Scott at Shidlaw brick and tile works had drain pipes, bricks and flooring squares for sale.
19/10/1868 – Newcastle Journal – Marriage – At Carham Church near Coldstream …Mr Thomas Scott of Shidlaw Tile Works to Janet Dodds of Birgham.
07/07/1871 – Kelso Chronicle – Shidlaw Tile Works – Now for sale at these works, culvert pipes made to form a circle of 15 to 18 inches diameter inside. Suitable for ditches or water courses.
Below- 11/02/1876 – Haddon Tile Works near Carham Station for sale.
11/03/1870 – Kelso Chronicle – Shidlaw brick and tile works – wanted at these works, a man to attend the steam engine at 12th May next. A black smith who has had experience preferred. Apply to Thomas Scott, Lessee.
23/11/1883 – The Berwick Advertiser – Shidlaw brick and tile works, Carham, Coldstream – R & J Watson are now prepared to supply bricks, tiles, draining pipes etc of excellent quality. Orders promptly attended to . Price list on application.