Westmuir Colliery and Brickworks, Parkhead, Glasgow

Westmuir Colliery and Brickworks, Parkhead, Glasgow. (Note – SBH – There is a brick stamped ‘James Shaw Patent Westmuir‘).

21/08/1854 – Glasgow Herald – Ground near Parkhead to be feued and ground for brickfields to be let. To be feued, those parts of the Estate of Carntyne, lying in the immediate vicinity of Messrs Napiers Forge and adjacent to the road from Glasgow to Edinburgh by Duke Street. Those parts of the lands are situated within a short distance of Duke Street and Gallowgate Street and as a stream of water passes through them they are well adapted for the erection of a public works. From their contiguity to Messrs Napier’s Forge and other public works in the locality, they are well situated for the erection of workmen s houses. The ground will also be let for brickfields in that part of the Estate called Burnshill and on both sides of the Edinburgh to Glasgow Road. Apply … To Mr Brown, Manager at Westmuir Colliery. Glasgow 19/08/1854 (Note this may not be connected with the Westmuir Brickworks. It could refer to the Netherfield Brickworks or other references to brickfields in the Parkhead area of Glasgow).

14/02/1856 – Stirling Observer – Storm damage Glasgow – A chimney stack fell at Hodge and McDonald’s Brickwork, Westmuir, Parkhead.

Below – 1858 – Westmuir Quarry and Westmuir Colliery are detailed. No mention of the brickworks but they must have been situated somewhere in this area.

30/12/1859 – Glasgow Herald – Robert Gray & Co, Westmuir Colliery are referenced for employee donations to Glasgow Royal Infirmary.

1873 – 1874 – Thomas Nisbet, quarrier and brickmaker, Westmuir Quarry, Parkhead. House 2 East Hamilton Street.

Below – 30/07/1879 – The Scotsman – Archibald Hamilton sues Hugh Glen for damages after being accused of acquiring bricks from the Westmuir Quarry and Brickworks under false pretences.

Below – 18/11/1879 – Glasgow Herald – Result of the alleged fraud case as referred to above.



15/03/1882 – Glasgow Herald – Quarry and brickwork to let. Freestone Quarry and Brickwork of Westmuir, Parkhead. Apply Thomas Nisbet, 4 Nisbet Street, Parkhead … (Note – SBH – The premises are still for let on 25/09/1883).


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