Williamwood Brick and Tile Works, Clarkston, Glasgow

Williamwood Brick and Tile Works, Clarkston, Busby, Glasgow.


Mr. and Mrs. Yuille owned the Brick and Tile Works in Clarkston in the 19th century, a small, local industry in a largely industrial area, now the site of Williamwood High School. Redhurst House was built in 1895 of local Giffnock brick by Mr & Mrs Yuille. Mr. Yuille built a house called Redhurst which was unusual for its time because it was not built of sandstone, but of shiny bricks and tiles. It has been described by a great niece of Mrs. Yuille as like a doll’s house. (Note – SBH – I am unaware of the dates that Mr and Mrs Yuille may have worked the brickworks)

Below – 1893  – Advert Peter Brown Walkinshaw, Corsehill and Williamwood, Gledstane.

1893 Peter Brown

1893 – 1894 – Peter Brown, manufacturer of bricks, pipe and tiles for field drainage – works Walkinshaw by Paisley, Corsehill by Kilmarnock and Williamwood by Busby. Office 12 High Street, Paisley. House Gledstane, Bishopton.

Below – 1896 – Williamwood Tile Works.

23/03/1900 – Edinburgh Gazette – The Firm of Peter Brown and Company, Brick and Tile Manufacturers, Williamwood, near Glasgow, of which the Subscribers were sole Partners, has been
dissolved, as at 30th September 1899, by the retiral therefrom of James Anderson Gilmour. The Business of the said firm will be carried on under the old name by the subscriber Peter Brown, who will pay all debts due by, and receive all debts due to, the said firm. Kilmarnock, 30th December 1899. Peter Brown and Jas. A. Gilmour.

Below – 1910 – Williamwood Tile Works.

Below – 1938 – Williamwood Tile Works.

Below – This portrait of Mrs. Yuille  is thought to have been painted by the Scottish artist, Thomas L. Ritchie, who worked in both Glasgow and Edinburgh and exhibited regularly at the Royal Scottish Academy from 1850 – 1875.

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