Sillyhole Tileworks, Dalmellington, East Ayrshire

08/07/1846 – Dumfries and Galloway Standard – Marriages. At Dalmelington Manse on 26th ult., by the Rev William Gilchrist, Mr Henry McCulley, Tielworks to Margaret, eldest daughter of Mr Breggan, Kirkmichael. (Note – SBH – I am uncertain as to which tileworks Mr McCulley worked in so I have detailed this here meantime in order that it is recorded).

1855 – 1857 – Scotlands Places – A tile and brick work with a drying shed a kiln and cottage house; both tile and brick, are made by machinery, of clay found adjacent which is considered a good quality for its purpose. The property of the Hone. [Honourable] Colonel F. M. Cathcart

Below – 1857Sillyhole Tileworks. 

1858 – Mineral Statistics of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland for 1858 – A kiln exists at Sillyhall (Sillyhole), Dalmellington and tiles &c are manufactured there.

1862J Young, Sillyhole Tileworks, Dalmellington.

1875J Young, Sillyhole Tileworks, Dalmellington, Ayrshire.

1894 – The Sillyhole Tileworks are no longer in operation. They have been replaced by a large curling pond.

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