Vogrie Coal and Fire Clay Works, Gorebridge, Midlothian

Vogrie Coal and Fire Clay Works, Gorebridge. (Note – SBH – This may be one of the same as the Gorebridge Coal and Fireclay Works, Gorebridge, Midlothian)

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1867 – John Christie Arniston and Vogrie Works, Gorebridge.

1886 – 1887 –  The Vogrie Colliery Co Ltd, Fire Clay Manufacturer, Gorebridge – 98 Mitchell Street.

Below –  1892  –  Vogrie Coal and Fire Clay Works, Gorebridge.

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Below – 1892 -Vogrie Coal and Fire Clay Works, Gorebridge – and disused by 1905

1892 Vogrie coal and fire clay works

13/01/1893 – Edinburgh Evening News – New joint-stock companies in Scotland. Vogrie Coal and Fire Clay Co. Limited, to acquire and conduct the business of the Vogrie Colliery Company; capital £20,000 in £10 shares.

1893 – 1894 – Vogrie Coal and Fire Clay Co. Limited, Francis Bringloe, C. A., secretary; works, Gorebridge, Midlothian.

1894 – 1895 – Vogrie Coal and Fire Clay Co. Limited, Francis Bringloe, C. A., secretary; works, Gorebridge, Midlothian.

Below – 11/04/1895 – The Scotsman – Vogrie Coal and Fire Clay Co. Limited in liquidation.

Below – 30/10/1895 – Glasgow Herald – Vogrie Coal and Fire Clay Co. Limited for sale.

1896 –  Vogrie Colliery Ltd, Brick and Tile Makers, Gorebridge.

Below – 11/01/1896 – Glasgow Herald – Midlothian – Going Colliery and brickwork – Vogrie Coal and Fireclay Company Ltd. for sale £7000 (On 28/11/1895 the asking price was £8000).

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13/03/1896 – Portobello Advertiser – Stoppage at work – The Vogrie Coal and Fire Clay Works which were placed in liquidation twelve months ago, were shut down last Friday, pending the arrival of settlement with intending purchasers. In the meantime, 120 workmen have been thrown out of employment.

Below – 12/06/1896 – Portobello Advertiser – Vogrie Coal and Fire Clay Company may be re-opened by the Arniston Coal Company.

08/01/1897  – The Edinburgh Gazette – Vogrie Coal and Fire Clay Company in liquidation.

01/07/1898 – The Edinburgh Gazette – The Vogrie Coal and Fire Clay Company in liquidation, in liquidation. “Notice is hereby given that a Note by Francis -Ll More, C.A., Edinburgh, Liquidator of said Company, was, on the 28th day of June 1898, presented to the Court of Session (Lord Stormonth – Darling, Ordinary,—Mr. McCaul, Clerk), praying the Court (1) to approve of the Liquidator’ intromissions in said Liquidation from and since 22nd January 1897 ; (2) to exoner, acquit, and discharge the Liquidator of his whole actings, intromissions, and management as Liquidator aforesaid, and to grant Warrant for delivery of his bond of caution ; and (3) to make an Order (a) dissolving the said Company from the date of such Order; and (b) authorising the Liquidator to destroy the books, accounts, and documents of the Company after the lapse of five years from such order; upon which Note Lord Stormonth-Darling has been pleased to pronounce the following Interlocutor:— “29th June 1898.—Lord Stormonth-Darling—Act. Mackenzie. — The Lord Ordinary appoints the Note for the Liquidator, No. 118 of Process, to be intimated, served, and advertised as craved; and allows all parties having an interest, to lodge answers, if so advised, within eight days after the date of such intimation, service and advertisement. ” Moir T. Stormonth – Darling.” Menzies, Black, & Menzies W.S., Agents for the Liquidator. 123 George Street, Edinburgh, 29th June 1898.

Below – 10/10/1903 – The Scotsman – Sale of Brickwork, Electric and Colliery Plant also branch railway at Vogrie Brickwork and Colliery, Gorebridge Station…….on instructions of Messrs Arniston Coal Co Ltd.

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19/05/1920 – Edinburgh Evening News – Working foreman wanted to start up small new work, fireclay and fireclay bricks to begin. Great room for expansion. Only first-class men need apply. Gavin Paul & Sons Ltd, Edinburgh. (Possibly Vogrie considering the 1939 entry)

Below – 06/05/1939 – The Scotsman – Vogrie Colliery and Brickworks Gorebridge – Instruction to sell by Messrs Gavin Paul & Sons, Ltd, 14 Torpichen Street, Edinburgh owing to the abandonment of Colliery.

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18/08/2019 – A site visit revealed 3 of the kilns still standing. I could not photograph the length nor the rear due to vegetation. A return visit is required. Both ends have been modified to meet current needs. The kilns have an internal dividing wall at the halfway point. Many thanks to Michael Radford for the permission.

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