Blanefield Print Works

Location type

Works

Name and dates

Blanefield Print Works (1797-1898)

Served by the Blane Valley Railway.

Description

This textile print works, owned by the Coubroughs, closed before 1900 and was demolished by 1910. Its site is now housing.

The works was served by the Blane Valley Railway to the south. Two curved siding ran into the works from a headshunt east of Blanefield station^s goods yard.

With the depression in the Calico printing trade, due to over-production, the works closed. This also impacted on works in other locations such as the Vale of Leven where the United Turkey Red Company formed.

Blanefield House was off to the east. Also to the east were the Dumbrock Works, also rail served and never fully opened.

Tags

Works

Aliases

Blanefield Printworks

External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
NLS Map
NLS Map
NLS Map
07/09/2020

Dates

13/02/1877Blane Valley Railway
Blanefield station^s headshunt is extended east and sidings laid into the Blanefield Print Works to the north.
  /  /1898Blane Valley Railway
Blanefield Print Works closed.
  /07/1899Blane Valley Railway
Siding laid in at Blanefield to assist with demolition of the Blanefield Print Works.

Books


Forgotten Railways: Scotland