Caledonia Stove Works

Lane and Girvan                                 1904-1960

Lane & Girvan (1961) Ltd                 1961-1972

Repton Foundry (Scotland) Ltd       1972-1977

Illus: The Caledonia Works to the west of Canal Station on the 1918 Ordnance Survey Map (National Library of Scotland).

Sites & Monuments Record

Caledonia Stove Works, BonnybridgeSMR 537NS 822 798


1904: Founded by William Ross Lane and Girvan at the Milnquar­ter Foundry in Seabegs Road near the railway station.  Their main products were stoves and ranges for the colonial market.  Lane had been a partner with Smith and Wellstood.

1914:  William Lane and James Ferguson partners, making stoves, grates, rain­ water goods, etc.

Illus: The Fitting and Finishing Department of the Caledonia Foundry.

1919: Partnership dissolved and a new joint stock company registered under the name of Lane and Girvan Co with the aim of taking over the adjacent Caledonia Stove and Iron Works.  The partners in the new firm were William Ross Lane and James Ferguson.

1930s:  Enamelling became a speciality of the works and new products included the Crag portable cooker, Linden mantle grate, Caledonia Modern Dover stove, Caledonia range and the Pallinda oven over fire grate.

1955:  New enamelling shop with box muffles constructed.

Illus: The Offices of the Caledonian Works shortly before demolition, c2005.

1961:  Lane & Girvan went into voluntary liquidation but was kept as a going concern and sold to Repla Foundry Limited, an English company based in Staf­fordshire.  Now known as Lane & Girvan (1961) Ltd.  Orders were received from the Bath­gate vehicle works.  William Payne continued as manager.

1967: Repla taken over by Midlands Industries Ltd.

1972: Changed hands again, now Repton Foundry (Scotland) Ltd.

1977: Closed.

Part of the site is now occupied by the Direct Works Dept of Falkirk Council, and part by Clan Storage.



G.B. Bailey, 2021