Warrix Fire Clay Works, Irvine, North Ayrshire

The Warrix Fireclay Works were erected about 1896 and utilised the fireclay extracted from the Warrix Coalpit which was situated nearby. These works closed c. 1938.

1896 – Bourtreehill Coal Company  – sewerage pipes, chimney cans, fire bricks, gas retorts, flooring tiles, flower vases and other clay goods. Specialities – white and yellow enamelled kitchen and scullery sinks. wash tubs and milk coolers, enamelled fireclay closets and bricks. Armstrong’s patent improved inspection openings, Fulton’s patent grease traps, Cowans patent ventilating drain traps and patent grease traps. Bourtreehill Fireclay Works. Warrix Fireclay Works, Irvine. Lochhead Fireclay Works, Dunfermline and at Leith. Shipping ports – Irvine, Ardrossan, Troon, Greenock and Glasgow.

17/02/1899 – Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald – Wanted, experienced fire clay workers – pipe makers, trap makers etc. Apply Manager, Warrix Fire Clay Works, near Irvine.

1903 –  Bourtreehill Coal Co. Bourtreehill & Warrix Collieries & Bourtreehill, Lochhead & Warrix Fire Clay & Enamelling Works, Dreghorn S.O. Ayrshire

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