Sited close to the glassworks, and probably dates back to about 1750. An advertisement in the Stirling Journal of 20th July 1820 offers common brick at 30 shillings per thousand and firebricks at 70 shillings per thousand. The firebricks very superior having been fully proved in the strongest furnaces. It was managed by W &…
Many thanks to Graeme Cruickshank who gave me details of the 1869 – 1870 entry below which tied in and confirmed that William Wilson & Son was the same William Wilson who operated out of the Campbellfield brick works and pottery.
Below – 26/11/1859 – Paisley Herald – Court case – Ritchie Watson & Co, Iron founders, Etna Foundry, Lillybank Road V William Wilson & Son, Brickmakers, Eglinton Street for damage done to pursuers garden by the defenders by having illegally erected brick kilns and burned brick on th eground….the noxious vapours of same damaged the garden.
Below – 26/08/1869 – Glasgow Herald – Michael Queen (13) dies as a result of injuries received while working at William Wilson & Sons, brick makers, Gallowgate.
1869 – 1870 – William Wilson & Son, patent brick and tile makers, builders, potters. Works Campbellfield, 678 Gallowgate, Muirhouses and 354 Eglinton Street. Office Muirhouses. (page 376)
1871 – 1872 – William Wilson & Son, Brickmakers and builders. Works, Muirhouses, 354 Eglinton Street, Glasgow.(page 389)
28/12/1874 – The Scotsman – Court of Session – Todd v MacKenzie and others – during evidence giving Hugh Mackintyre, brick manufacturer, Glasgow stated that he was a partner in the firm of Wm Wilson & Sons – this is possibly the same company as per this post.
1878 – William Wilson & Son, Brick maker and builder, Eglinton Street and Pollokshaw Road, Glasgow
1882-89 Wilson, Wm. (of Wm. Wilson & Son, brickmakers and builders, brickworks, Muirhouses, Eglinton st. and Craigpark, Victoria Road ; office, 652 Eglinton Street)