Victoria Brickworks, Caledonia Lane, Paisley, Renfrewshire.

Victoria Brickworks, Caledonia Lane, Paisley, Renfrewshire. (Note – SBH – Are these the same works that are referenced as being the Victoria Brickworks, Love Street, Paisley. Indeed The Victoria Brickworks off Caledonia Lane are only a short distance from Love Street but from the maps, they do not appear to be accessed from Love Street. Are they also the same works as referenced by the Love Street Brickworks, Paisley, Renfrewshire).

Below – 1858  – Victoria Brickworks, Paisley.

Below - OS Map 1858 Victoria Brickworks, Paisley

Below – 1858 – Victoria Brickworks, Paisley.

Below – 1858 – Victoria Brickworks, Paisley.

Below – 10/04/1863 – Paisley Herald – Thomas McKaig, late foreman to Messrs John Rankine & Co has leased a clayfield belonging to the Burgh Trust and commenced work as a builder and brickmaker.

13/01/1866 – Glasgow Herald – The workers of Thomas McKaig, brick builder, donate £0 15s 0d to the treasurer of the Paisley Infirmary.

22/08/1868 – Renfrewshire Independent – On Tuesday, before Sheriff Spittal, John Cox was charged with stealing a number of joiners tools and a piece of india rubber tube from the engine house of the Victoria Brickworks, Love Street, having broken open a lockfast chest. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment.

29/08/1868 – Glasgow Herald – The workers of Thomas McKaig, Victoria Brickworks donate £1 3s 6d to the treasurer of the Paisley Infirmary.

Below – 11/12/1869 – Paisley and Renfrewshire Gazette –  Fatal accident in a field belonging to Thomas McKaig, a brick manufacturer.

01/07/1871 – Paisley Herald – Messrs Clark & Co, Anchor Thread Works are erecting a new building on the south side of Auchentorlie Road … Thomas McKaig, Paisley awarded the brickwork contract.

03/07/1875 – Paisley and Renfrew Gazette – Reference to Thomas Hillcoat, a foreman with Thomas McKaig leaving to set up a business with George Robertson.

1882 – Thomas McKaig, brick, drain and tile maker, 30 Love Street, Paisley.

Below – 08/08/1885 – Paisley and Renfrew Gazette – Hugh Stevenson aged 15 years met with a serious accident while driving a bogie at the Victoria Brickworks, 28 Love Street, Paisley belonging to Thomas McKay ( McKaig?)

1886 – Thomas McKaig – Brick and Drain, Tile Maker, 30 Love Street, Paisley.

1891 – 2  – Thomas McKaig, Brick Manufacturer, Victoria Brickworks, Love Street, Paisley.

Daniel Hillcoat, Foreman and brickmaker with Thomas McKaig – House 28 Love Street, Paisley.

1900 – 1901 – McKaig, Thomas, brick manufacturer and builder, Victoria brickworks, 28 Love Street. House St. Helen’s, Greenock Road (p 113).

Hillcoat, Daniel, foreman brickmaker with Thomas McKaig. House, 28 Love Street (p78).

Hillcoat, Gavin, brick burner, Nethercommon (p78).

1901 – 1902  – McKaig, Thomas, brick manufacturer and builder, Victoria brickworks, 28 Love Street. House, St. Helen’s, Greenock Road.

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Below – 27/01/1866 – Paisley and Renfrewshire Gazette – Brickfield in Paisley to let -To let on Lease, for such number of years as may be agreed upon, The Love Street, Brickfield, lying betwixt the foot of Love Street and the Greenock Road, Paisley, with the dwelling house, stables, barn and loft, as recently occupied Mr Robert Adams. There is a plentiful supply of excellent clay on the field, and, from its proximity to the town, it well adapted for carrying on the business of a Brick and Tile Manufactory. There are a steam engine and gearing, boiler, stalk vent, brick machine, and other fittings and erections on the premises, which could be taken by the tenant at a valuation. Apply to Mr James Caldwell, Writer, No. 33 Old Sneddon Street, Paisley. Paisley, January 1866.

(Note – SBH – I am uncertain whether this is a reference to the Victoria Brickworks of the clay pits shown on the associated 1895 map)

Below – 1895 – Clay pits situated at the end of Love Street. Paisley.

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