The Oban Hills Hydropathic Sanatorium was a proposed Hydropathic Hotel in Oban, Scotland. Construction of the hotel began in 1881 on a hill east of the downtown overlooking the town and the harbour. Had it been completed the hotel would have been a major landmark on the Oban skyline. The hotel was never completed due…
1858 – 1861– A Field suitable in soil for making building bricks. There is a Kiln for baking them near the south of the field. It (the field) has been used for Brick making during these last eighteen years. It is expected to be wrought out in two years time. The property of W. Forest Esqr. Wrought by J. Craig of Birdsfield.
Below – 1859 – Stonefield Brickfield – “A field suitable in soil for making building bricks. There is a kiln for baking them near the south of the field. It has been used for brick making during these last eighteen years, since 1841. It is expected wrought out in two years time. The property of W. Forrest Esquire. Wrought by J. Craig of Birdsfield.” Source – 1859 valuation Roll Reference
20/11/1860 – Edinburgh Gazette – Sequestration of William Wilson, Brick and Tile Maker, residing at Stonefield, in the Parish of Blantyre, and County of Lanark. William Mudie, Junior, Chartered Accountant in Glasgow, Trustee on said sequestrated estate, hereby intimates, that the Commissioner has audited his accounts, brought down to 3d instant, postponed payment of a dividend till next statutory period, and dispensed with sending circulars to Creditors. William Mudie, Junr. Trustee. Glasgow, November 17, I860
02/05/1863 – Hamilton Advertiser – Stonefield Brick and Tile Work in the parish of Blantyre (as possessed by Mr Cameron who does not offer) is at present to let. For particulars apply to John Clark Forrest, City of Glasgow Bank, Hamilton or Deechmont, Cambuslang 31/03/1863.
1873 – 1874 – McAlpine, Robert, brickbuilder and brickmaker, Hamilton Hill Brickwork, Possil St., and Stonefield Brickwork, Blantyre.
22/07/1875 – Glasgow Herald – Blantyre, serious incident. A lad, named James Johnston, 11 years of age, residing with his father, a carter at Stonefield, met, on Tuesday night with an unfortunate accident at Mr McAlpine’s brick work. He got entangled about the engine and was drawn in and very badly hurt before it could be stopped. His right arm was fractured in several places between the elbow and the hand and he was otherwise cut and bruised. Dr Downie, who attended, ordered the lads removal to Glasgow Infirmary.
1878 – 79 – McAlpine, Robert, Stonefield Brick Works, Blantyre.
1878 – 1879 – M’Alpine, Robert, builder and brickmaker, Hamilton hill Brickworks, Possil road ; Kelvinside Brickworks, Great Western road ; and Stonefield Brickworks, Low Blantyre.
1882 – McAlpine & Richmond, Brick and Tile Manufacturer, Blantyre ( Stonefield?)
04/06/1885 – Southern Reporter – About 3 o’clock on Sunday morning fire broke out in a wooden shed used as a stable and store at Stonefield Brickwork, Blantyre belonging to Messrs Tinto & Stevenson, brick manufacturers. The shed was burned to the ground along with 2 ponies and a quantity of harness.
1886 – Stevenson & Tinto – Brick and Tile Maker, Stonefield, Blantyre. p.878.
Below – 27/08/1888 – Glasgow Herald – Stonefield brickfield near Blantyre Station for sale.
The works are not depicted on the 1897 – The only reference is to an ‘Old Clay Pit’