J & M Craig, Dean, Hillhead and Perceton Fire Clay Works, Kilmarnock and Longpark Pottery, Kilmarnock. (Note – SBH – I have created separate pages for Perceton, Dean, Hillhead and Longpark. Where information does not relate to a particular works, such as Craig family history, I have added it to the Perceton page.) Below –…
21/08/1854 – Glasgow Herald – Ground near Parkhead to be feued and ground for brick fields 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. Ground will also be let for brick fields 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 brick works 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.
30/12/1859 – Glasgow Herald – Robert Gray & Co, Westmuir Colliery referenced for employees donations to Glasgow Royal Infirmary.
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.