Wishaw Brickworks, Beltonfoot, Wishaw, North Lanarkshire

29/11/1844 – Glasgow Herald – Tile and fire brick works to let. To be let for such a number of years as can be agreed on. The Tile Work on Wishaw Estate in the Parish of Cambusnethen. The clay is abundant, and of excellent quality, the work is well fitted up, in good repair, and particularly well situated, being within fifty yards of the colliery, the branch road from which to the Wishaw and Coltness Railway passes through the premises. Also, another work, to be fitted up for making fire bricks, equally well-situated, which will either be let separately or along with the above work, as offerers may incline. For further particulars, an application may be made to Messrs. Montgomerie & Fleming, writers in Glasgow; or to James Miller at Wishaw. Wishaw, 26th November 1844.

1852 – 1853 –  Thomas Dean, Brick Maker, Wishaw and Coltness.

12/01/1855 – Glasgow Herald – Royal Patriotic Fund, Lanarkshire. Contributors – Newmains and Wishaw Brick and Tile Works per Mr Thomas Dean and family £2 and workmen in his employment £7 5s.

1857 – Thos Dean, brickmaker, Beltonfoot Cottage, Wishaw.

Below – 1858 – Wishaw Brickworks. The works are not present on the 1896 map.

24/09/1861 – Edinburgh Gazette – Sequestration of James Steel, Builder in Cambuanethan, near Wishaw. William Thomson, Accountant, Wishaw, has been elected Trustee on the estate; and Thomas Dean, brick manufacturer, Wishaw, Gavin Pettigrew, Allanton Brick and Tile Works, near Wishaw, and James B. Honeyman, Blacksmith, Wishaw, have been elected commissioners. The examination of the bankrupt will take place within the Sheriff Courthouse at Hamilton, upon Tuesday the 1st day of October, at 12 o’clock noon. The Creditors will meet in the Office of William Brown, Writer, Beckford Street, Hamilton, on Thursday the 10th day of October 1861, at two o’clock afternoon.

1862 – Beltonfoot Cottage; Wishaw, Motherwell: Thos. Dean, brickmaker.

16/07/1864 – Hamilton Advertiser – A 10 horse engine and pan mill for sale, in good working order. Application to be made to Mr Thomas Dean, Wishaw Brickworks, where it can be seen and going if desired.

05/08/1864 – Caledonian Mercury (08/08/1864) – Deaths – Thomas Dean – At Beltonfoot Cottage, Wishaw on the 5th inst – Mr Thomas Dean, brick and tile manufacturer.

22/10/1864 – Hamilton Advertiser – The Wishaw Brick and Tile Works to let -To be let, for such a term of years as may be agreed upon, the brick, drain, tile and pottery works, on the Wishaw Estate, as now in possession of the representatives of the late Mr Thos. Dean.  These works are in excellent order.  The clays are abundant and well-known to be of the very best quality.  The works themselves are conveniently situated, within easy access of railway accommodation, and in the midst of the Wishaw Coalfield; and are well supplied with the requisite means for carrying on a large and profitable trade.  For further particulars apply to James Miller, Factor, at Wishaw; or to Messrs Lindsay, Jamieson, & Haldane, 24 St Andrews’s Square, Edinburgh. Wishaw, 22nd Sept 1864.

12/08/1865 – Hamilton Advertiser – W.Hudspith & Co ( successors to Thos Dean) manufacturers of agricultural drain pipes, common  composition and fire bricks, composition pipes, plain and fawcett vitrified sewage pipes, horse mangers, cattle troughs, vent linings, chimney cans, garden edging, furnace blocks and every description of plain and fancy clay goods. Agents for Scotland to make and sell Foxley’s patent beaded bricks for garden walls. All orders promptly attended to. Wishaw and Berry Hill Brick, Tile, Fire Clay and Sewage Pipe Works.

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