Vinegar Hill Brickworks, Camlachie, Glasgow

Parkhead History – Probably influenced by the availability of brick and tile, William Steven, one of Glasgow’s early tenement builders, set up business at Vinegarhill Street.  Silverdale Street in Parkhead was previously known as Steven Parade, and William Steven’s initials can be seen set into the stonework of the tenement on the corner of Silverdale Street and London Road.

1841 – 1842D. McDiarmid and Son, brickmakers, Bellfield, Duke Street, Glasgow.

01/05/1848 – Glasgow Herald – Three Hundred Thousand bricks for sale by public roup on Thursday 4th May. Mr Keith begs to intimate that he will sell by peremptory sale on Thursday the 4th May on the premises occupied by Mr McDiarmid & Co, Vinegar Hill, Camlachie Toll, Gallowgate betwixt two and three hundred thousand bricks consisting of hard and soft with a quantity of bullies.

(Note – SBH – The 2 entries above concerning McDiarmid may or may not be directly related to the Vinegarhill Brickworks).

04/08/1856 – Glasgow Herald – Notice. All parties having claims against the estate of the late Walter Malcom (Malcolm?) Buchanan, Brickmaker, Vinegarhill, Camlachie and Mossbank, south-west of Govan and residing at Landell Place, Paisley Road near Glasgow are requested to lodge the same, duly authenticated with the subscribers, for the trustees under Mr Buchanan’s trust deposition and settlement on or before 9th October next …

1858 – 1859 – William Steven, brickmaker/brick builder, Vinegar  Hill, Camlachie, Glasgow; Ho. 34 Kent St.

1859 – 1860 – William Steven, brickmaker/brick builder, Vinegar  Hill, Camlachie, Glasgow; Ho. 34 Kent St.

1862 – Vinegarhill Brickworks, Parkhead, Glasgow. William Steven – Page 394.

1868 – William Steven, Vinegarhill Brickwork, Parkhead, Glasgow.

Below – 17/09/1879 – Glasgow Herald  – Stevens, brickmakers and builders, 481 London Road selling land at Springbank, London Road and Vinegarhill all in Glasgow.

Below – 1892  – Vinegarhill, Glasgow. I cannot find a map with Vinegarhill Brickworks marked thereon.

 

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