Salton Foundry

J E Gibson & Co

Illus: Ordnance Survey Map of 1898 (National Library of Scotland).

Sites & Monuments Record

Thornhill Road, GrahamstonSMR 1059NS 892 803


1891: J E Gibson, manager of the Camelon Foundry, started up the business for himself.  Salton Foundry opened in December 1894.

1898: Moulding accommodation and warehouse extended.  New railway siding and loading shed constructed.  JE Gibson died in July.

1901: The partners were Mrs Harriet Gibson, W J Gibson, and the heirs of Andrew Allan.

1900-1909: Additions in this period included a pattern shop and store, a loading shed, and an extension to the moulding shop.

1909: In June notice was given of the foundry’s closure.  Production was transferred to Coalbrookdale to be nearer to the markets.  The site was used as a concrete works, latterly by Bison Concrete, until 2000.  Now a multiplex cinema.


1901: 120

G.B. Bailey, 2021