Records of John Lyle & Co Ltd, carpet manufacturers, Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

Records that relate to the administrative, legal and financial activities of the company. Includes:  

  • memoranda and articles of association, 1913-1970;
  • minutes, 1931-1998;
  • Directors' reports and accounts, 1945-1973;
  • financial records, 1968-1981;
  • company history, 1883-1953.

Please note that these records have the catalogue reference beginning STOD/205/2. The catalogue reference STOD/205/1 has not been allocated.

This description is part of the main  Stoddard International plc  collection which has been divided into the following sections, each with its own separate description:  

Administrative / Biographical History

Born in Kilbarchan, Johnstone, John Lyle started his employment at the Templeton carpet factory in Glasgow in 1839. In 1853, having become a factory foreman, John decided to leave and establish his own carpet and rug manufacturing business in Bridgeton, Glasgow. John Lyle & Co began trading from a factory in Crownpoint Road, Glasgow, and then moved to the Bloomvale factory on Fordneuk Street, Glasgow, in 1868.

Following the death of its founder in 1888, the company continued to trade. By the outbreak of the Second World War, the company had a shop in London and sales staff in Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham, Australia and New Zealand.

In 1967, the company took on the Burnside Works in Brook Street, Glasgow, as a weaving factory in response to increased demand. However, business began to decline in the 1970s, and the factory closed in the 1980s. The company was finally dissolved in 1991.


Arranged chronically within record series.

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Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of documents

Additional Information

Description compiled in line with the following international standards: International Council on Archives, ISAD(G) Second Edition, September 1999and National Council on Archives, Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names

Scotland is the location of all place names in the administrative/biographical history element, unless otherwise stated.

Descriptions compiled by Kimberly Sommerville, Project Archivist (Stoddard-Templeton Corporate Archive), May 2011.

Geographical Names