Whinnyrigg Tileworks, Annan, Dumfriesshire

Whinnyrigg Tileworks, Annan, Dumfries aka Shawhills Tileworks; Sandhills.


Below – 19/08/1846 – Dumfries and Galloway Standard. Whinny Rig Tileworks.

19/09/1851 – Montrose, Arbroath and Brechin Review – Scots Bankrupts – Sequestrations  – William Thomson, tile manufacturer at Whinnyrig near Annan.

17/10/1851 – Edinburgh Gazette – Sequestration of William Thomson, some time of Pleasance, now residing at Clerkhill, near Dumfries, Tile Manufacturer at Whinnyrig, near Annan, and Dealer in Railway and other Shares in Dumfries. John Symons, Writer in Dumfries, has been elected Trustee on the estate; and John Brand, Writer in Annan, Thomas Hairstens McGowan, Writer in Dumfries, and Thomas Jackson, Clothier in Dumfries, have been elected Commissioners. The examination of the Bankrupt will take place in the Sheriff-Court-House, Dumfries, on Tuesday the 28th day of October current, at one o’clock afternoon. The Creditors will meet in the King’s Arms Inn, Dumfries, on Saturday the 15th day of November next, at 12 o’clock noon. Dumfries, 15/10/1851

Below17/12/1851 – Dumfries and Galloway Standard – Whinnyrigg Tileworks – The Lease of these well-known works current for Five Years from Candlemas 1852, is to be Sold by Tender. The works are situated about a mile south of the Burgh of Annan, in the centre of a district where extensive draining operations are in progress, in consequence of which there is an immediate and increasing demand for the tiles at the Works as made. The implements belonging to the tenant may be had at a valuation. Particulars as to royalty payable to the proprietor, extent of sales, &c., may be learned on application to John Symons, Writer in Dumfries, by whom written offers will be received up to the 15th of January, 1852. Dumfries, 15th Dec 1851.


Below – 1857 – Whinnyrigg Tileworks. The works are disused by 1898.

28/08/1863 – Carlisle Journal – The proposed Railway is to commence at the Kirtlebridge Station of the Caledonian Railway  … The Whinnyrig Tile and Brick Works which will be connected with the line by a short branch will also yield a considerable amount of traffic. During the past year upwards of 1000 tons of tiles were supplied to 1 farm alone, which would have been transported along the line if it had been in existence.

1867 – John Jackson, brick and tile maker, Solway Lane, Annan.

11/01/1867 – Carlisle Journal – Whinnyrig Tile and Brick Works, Annan – Samples can be seen at the Carlisle Sands Auction Mart, where prices and particulars can be obtained from Agent John Robinson, late Kirkup and Robinson, auctioneer, 5 Chapel Street, Carlisle.

20/04/1872 – The Scotsman – Tile burner wanted immediately. Apply to John Jackson, Whinnyrig Tile and Brick Works, Annan

Below  – 1882 – Advert John Jackson, Whinnyrigg Brick and Tile Works.


Below – 1886 – Advert John Jackson, Whinnyrigg Brick and Tile Works.

Below – 05/10/1892 – Glasgow Herald – Breach of the Factories Act – In the Dumfries Sheriff Court yesterday, Marshall Jackson, brickmaker, Annan, was fined £1 with 12s 6d expenses for breach of the Factories Act. The offence was only a technical one – a lad of 18 years of age having been kept a short time after two o’clock pm on a Saturday but the Sheriff said the legislation in its wisdom had laid down a hard and fast rule and the penalty must be imposed.

09/12/1892 – Annandale Observer and advertiser.  Whinnyrigg Tile and Brick Works – For sale over 100,000 second-hand bricks good for inside building at 20/- per thousand. Also a number of 3/4 bricks suitable for the same purpose at 4/- per cartload. All at works. Marshall Jackson, Annan.