Ward Mill Brick & Tile Works, Arbroath, Angus.

Ward Mill Brick & Tile Works, Arbroath.

Many thanks to John Robertson for much of the information on this page.

1841 – Peter Anderson – Brick Layer ?, Wardmill Hill, Arbroath.

1847 – Peter Anderson – Brickmaker Wardmill Hill, Arbroath.

1857 – 1861Ward Mill Hill Brick and Tile Works are situated on the east side of Brothock Water. These Works which are situated a short distance North of Ward Mill occupy the space once occupied by Ward Mill Hill, they are the property of William Fullerton Lindsay Carnagie Esq.

Below – 1859  – Ward Mill Brick and Tile Works, Arbroath.

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Below – 1859  – Ward Mill Brick and Tile Works, Arbroath.

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Below – 1859 Town Plan map – Wardmill Brick and Tile Works, Arbroath.

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Below – 1861 – Census.

Name: George Guild
Age: 45
Estimated birth year: abt 1816
Relationship: Head
Spouse’s name : Ann Guild
Gender: Male
Where born: St Vigeans, Forfarshire
Registration Number: 272
Registration district: Arbroath
Civil Parish: St Vigeans
Town: Arbroath
County: Angus
Address: Ward Mill Hill
Occupation: Brick Maker Employing 3 Men, 3 Boys & 2 Girls
ED: 26
Household schedule number: 78
LINE: 11
Roll: CSSCT1861_36
Household Members:
Name Age
George Guild 45
Ann Guild 49
Isabella Guild 24
Ann Guild 16
James Guild 14
Helen Black 3
James Guild 74

22/12/1865 – Dundee Advertiser – Arbroath – Displenshing sale at Wardmill Brickworks – The whole the working plant and stock-in-trade left on the above premises were sold by public roup. There was a large assemblage of buyers, and good prices were realised. Common bricks ranged from, 32s to 42s per 1000; drain pipes 23s per 1000; leader do., 30s to 45s per 1000; roof tiles, 3s to 3s 6d per 100. Two kilns were sold at £11 and £11 10s respectively. A dwelling house brought £13. Mr Herald conducted the sale.

1867Donald Falconer & Co – Brick and Tile Makers, Ward Mill Hill Brick and Tile Works, Arbroath.

Below – 1901  – Wardmill Brick and Tile Works, Arbroath.

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Below – 1921 – Wardmill Brick and Tile Works, Arbroath.

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Below – 1938  – Wardmill Brick and Tile Works, Arbroath.

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Below – 19/10/1897 – Montrose, Arbroath and Brechin Review  -David Harris, butcher dies aged 75 … He was in his younger days a member of the firm of Messrs Duncan, Falconer & Co brick and tile makers. At one point he owned the brick and tile works in Arrot Street (Arrott? Arbroath) and had also been the principal partner of the firm carrying on the extensive brick and tile works at Anniston … (I believe this is relevant to the Wardmill Brick and Tile Works).

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