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).

1849 – 1850 – William Steven, brickmaker and builder, 48 Nelson Street, Glasgow. (Note – SBH – I am uncertain if this reference relates to the Vinegarhill Brickworks but the date would fit as the premises were up for sale in 1848 and William Steven certainly operated the works in the 1850s).

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.

1868 – William Steven, brickmaker and builder, 481 London Road, Glasgow.

02/06/1875 – North British Agriculturist – On Monday a tramp, named Henry Devlin, was found lying in an unconscious state in front a brick kiln in Steven’s Brickworks, Camlachie and immediately removed to the Infirmary, where he was found to be in so weak a condition that his recovery is considered doubtful. He appears to have lain in front of the fires all night, and to have inhaled a large quantity of the noxious gases emitted by the coal.

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

1886 – William Steven, brick and tile maker, 481 Gallowgate, Glasgow.

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

1896 – William Steven and Sons, brickmakers, 481 London Road, Glasgow.

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