Many thanks to Terrence Honore and the Palmiste Historical Society for the following information. These Scottish bricks were found on the Cedar Grove, Canaan Palmiste Estates, Trinidad. They were formerly owned by Scotsmen like the Lamonts. A chimney of bricks from that era 1810, still stands, along with bridges and a few other structures. The…
Westthorn Brickworks, London Road, Glasgow.
c. 1870 – The 1985 publication ‘A survey of Scottish brickmarks’ suggests the works were opened around this time.
19/02/1877 – Glasgow Herald – Cambuslang – Brickwork to let on the Westhorn Estate. The field is close to the railway and affords every facility for a large output and sale which the class of brick will readily command. Offers will be received by Mr George Campbell, City Bank, Cambuslang or Graham Johnston & Fleming, WS, Edinburgh
Below – 1892 – Westthorn Brickworks, Glasgow. The claypit is on the south side of London Road.
Below – 1892 – Westthorn Brickworks.
1904 – 1905 – James Goldie & Son, brickmakers; Office, 62 St. Enoch Square. Works – Shawfield, Rutherglen Road. Westthorn, London Road.
18/11/1905 – Invoice – Jas Goldie & Son, brickmakers, brick builders & contractors. TA – Brickbuilders Glasgow. Works Westthorn, London Road and Shawfield, Rutherglen Road and Shawfield No 2, Rutherglen Road.
1907 – James Goldie & Son, brickmakers; Office, 52 St. Enoch Square and Glasgow Road, Rutherglen. Works West Thorn Brickworks.
c. 1911 – The 1985 publication ‘A survey of Scottish brickmarks’ suggests the works were closed around this time. (Note – SBH – From the information below it appears the works were still open after this date).
Below – 1912 – Westthorn Brickworks, Glasgow. The claypit is on the north side of London Road.
1923 – 1924 – James Goldie & Son, Ltd., brickmakers; registered office, 52 St. Enoch square. Works -Westthorn, London Road.
Please see this link to a brick marked ‘Westthorn, Parkhead, Patent”
Please see this link to a brick marked “Jas Goldie & Son, Westthorn Glasgow”
Main Image – Westthorn House on Westthorn Estate on which lands the brickworks were built.