Jordanhill Brickworks were in operation until the raw materials were exhausted in 1928. From them were drawn the bricks for part of Glasgow Corporation’s housing estate at Knightswood. Whitewashed low roofed houses occupied by workers in the brickfields while modern buildings were raised around them struck a note of incongruity for a year or two….
1840 – 1841 – Skatrigg Coal, Brick & Drain Tile Co, 37 Ropework Lane, Glasgow.
1841 – 1842 – Skatriggs Coal, Brick & Drain Tile Co, 37 Ropework Lane, Glasgow.
19/04/1844 – Glasgow Herald – Anti-corn law league … Requested attendees –
Angus Campbell – Tilemaker, Skateriggs.
Michael Broadly – – Tilemaker, Skateriggs.
Andrew Watson – Tilemaker, Skateriggs.
William Simpson – Tilemaker, Skateriggs.
Ebenezer Samuel – Tilemaker, Skateriggs.
1852 – Skaterigg Coal, Brick & Drain Tile Works near Jordanhill, Partick. Office, 37 Ropework Lane, Glasgow.
1856 – 1857 – ScotlandsPlaces – Skaterig Brick and Tile Work. Extensive brick and tile works on the farm of Skaterig leased by Mr Pearson.
10/12/1856 – Glasgow Herald – Contractors wanted for carting from 7500 to 10,000 cubic yards of debris from Anniesland Pit to the Clayholes at Skaterigg Brickfield situated upon the lands of Skaterigg, near Garscube. Applications to be made to Mr Pearson, 16 East Howard Street who will show the specification and receive tenders til 17th inst. Glasgow 08/12/1856.
Below – 1857 – Skaterig(g) Brick and Tile Works.
Below – 26/10/1857 – Glasgow Herald – For sale – Skaterigg Brick and Tile Works, near Annieston Toll, Great Western Road, Glasgow.
1858 – 1859 – Alex Adamson – Manager of brick & tile work, Skaterigg, Partick.
Below – 26/12/1866 – North British Agriculturist – Wood-End and Skaterigg Brick and Tile Works and Claythorne Brick, Tile and Pipe Works. Glasgow, Crow Road, Partick 1866. Messrs Dods and Co having relinquished business and disposed of the former of these works on the 26th day of April last and Mr R. W. Dods having retired from the latter and since the 23rd of the same month ceased to have any connection whatever therewith, it is hereby intimated that the two works have been united under the sole agency and management of Mr Thomas Leslie. They thus constitute one of the most extensive brick and tile works in the West of Scotland and being situated close to the River Clyde and Harbour of Glasgow and in the immediate proximity to Temple Lock on the Bowling Canal and to a siding of the North British Railway, they possess unequalled facilities for shipment in every direction. An abundant stock of brick, tiles and drain pipes of all sizes is constantly kept and careful and prompt attention is paid to all orders. It is requested that communications be addressed to Mr Leslie, Wood-End and Skaterigg Works, Crow Road Partick who will be glad to supply price lists and any desired attention. N.B – Orders for fire clay goods attended to. It is in contemplation to establish a common clay pottery in connection with these works in the ensuing spring.
1867 – 1868 – John Ross, Manager, Woodend and Skaterigg Brick and Tile Works. House Woodend.
30/04/1868 – Perthshire Advertiser – Sequestrations – Andrew Drummond Foulds, brick, pipe and tile manufacturer, Woodend, Claythorne and Skatterigg, Crow Road, Partick. Creditors to meet in Faculty Hall, Glasgow 1st May at 120’clock.
Below – 09/11/1874 – Glasgow Herald – Skaterig Brickworks for sale.