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List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
WHITRIGBOG TILE WORKS Whitrig Bog Tile Works
Whitrig Bog Tile Works
Whitrig Bog Tile Works
Mr Peter Swan.
Mr John Bell.
Mr William Blackadder
030.08 These works consist of a machine for making tiles, worked by water, with wooden sheds for drying, and a kiln for burning, and are situated on a low portion of land known as Whitrig Bog.--- A considerable portion of the land, near these works, was formerly a marsh, to which the name of Whitrig Bog applied, but it is now drained and the greater part of it in good pasture. There is a small peat moss from which the workmen employed about the place dig peats.---A few feet below the surface, clay is procured for making the tiles, and below this, a bed of marl is found. The water used for working the machine is carried away by means of a trench, in some places sixty-four feet below the surface of the ground, with air-shafts, sunk at different places

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Parish of Merton
Sheet 30 No8 Trace 5
Described by J Montgomery R.E.

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