• Heatheryknowe brick found in California, USA

    This brick was found in Truckee, California by Gary Underhill. Gary states ”  I recovered this burnt example from the former site of the Boca Brewery, located on the banks of the Truckee River, outside Truckee, California. The brewery, one of the largest in the nation at the time was in operation from 1875 until…

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  • Heatheryknowe

    Found at Auchenheath, Lanarkshire. Heatheryknowe Fire Clay Works, Glasgow . . . .

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  • Heatheryknowe Fire Clay Works, Glasgow

    Found by Michael Fallone in the Glasgow area. Heatheryknowe Fire Clay Works, Glasgow Shaped brick. . . . Below – The same stamp on a chimney pot seen at  Glasgow Architectural Salvage .

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  • Heatheryknowe

    This is in the possession of Gordon Wyle, Stirlingshire. Heatheryknowe Fire Clay Works, Glasgow . . . . .  

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  • Heatheryknowe Patent Glasgow brick found in San Jose, California

    Photographed by Ian McFadyen at English Camp in Almaden Quicksilver Park in San Jose, California. Ian states ” It likely was ballast on a ship coming around Cape Horn to collect mercury (quicksilver) from the mine at New Almaden. The mercury mine at New Almaden (just south of San Jose, California) was the most productive…

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  • Heatheryknowe Colliery & Fire Clay Works, Bargeddie, Glasgow.

    Heatheryknowe Colliery & Fire Clay Works, Bargeddie, Glasgow Information – Coal mines opened in the Baillieston area as early as 1832.  The Heathery Knowe Coal Company started in the coal business in 1861/2.  Between 1867 and 1882 it was owned by James McNaughton Son & Co.  Started making hand-pressed firebrick in the mid to late…

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  • Heatheryknowe

    Photographed on the Isle of Lismore in Scotland by Laura Wilson Heatheryknowe Colliery & Fire Clay Works, Bargeddie, Glasgow . . . .

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  • Heatheryknowe Patent Glasgow brick found in Montreal, Canada

    Many thanks to Gerry L’Orange for sending in this photo and the information. Heatheryknowe Colliery & Fire Clay Works, Bargeddie, Glasgow The original fireplace in the house at 1958 Tupper Street, (depicted below), in what’s known as Shaughnessy Village, in downtown Montreal, Canada was built with Heatheryknowe yellow bricks. There’s a plaque on the house…

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  • Heatheryknowe Patent Glasgow

    Found by Michael Fallone in the Glasgow area. Heatheryknowe Colliery & Fire Clay Works, Bargeddie, Glasgow . . . . Below – The same stamps on 2 shaped bricks found by Michael Fallone during demolition of the Dawsholm Gasworks, Skaethorn Road, Dawsholm, Glasgow. . Below – The same stamp on a bullnose brick found by Eddie…

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  • J McN.S & Co Heatheryknowe Glasgow

    Found Glasgow. James McNaughton Son & Co, Heatheryknowe, Glasgow. . . . . Below- the Same stamp on a brick found on the Firth of Forth, Inverkeithing. Both sides and ends are salt glazed. Below – The same stamp on a brick with a chamfered corner found in the Paisley area  

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  • Scottish bricks found in Ontaria, Canada

    The following Scottish bricks were found by Liana Bagyan Parr in Newburgh, Ontario, Canada. . . . Below – These ‘Gartcraig’ and ‘Starworks Glenboig’ bricks were found in the Napanee River. Gartcraig Fire Clay Works, By Millerston, Glasgow. Glenboig Union Fireclay Company, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Alternative brickworks include: Glenboig Star Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Glenboig Fireclay Works,…

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  • Scottish bricks found in California, USA

    The following Scottish bricks are in the possession of Jean Bear, USA and were found in California, USA. . . . . Below – Morningside O – Morningside Fireclay Works, Newmains, North Lanarkshire. (This may have actually been found in Reno, Nevada?) Below – Gartcraig Fire Clay Works, By Millerston, Glasgow. Below – Heatheryknowe Patent Glasgow….

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  • Scottish bricks found on Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA

    ‘Gartcraig’ and ‘Heatheryknowe, Patent, Glasgow’ bricks found by Romney Brain Port at Blakely on Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA. Romney states ” In the late 1800s and early 1900s, the Port Blakely Mill operated as one of the largest lumber mills in the world (for many of those years, it was). (https://portblakely.com/port-blakely/our-story). Walking the shores of Port Blakely…

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  • Dawsholm Gasworks, Skaethorn Road, Dawsholm, Glasgow

    Recovered on-site during demolition by Michael Fallone, Glasgow. Canmore Dawsholm and Temple. In 1871 the Dawsholm Works were commenced on ground acquired in … Maryhill. The first portion had a manufacturing capacity of 3 million cubic feet per day. In 1883 this was increased to 8 million. In 1891 the adjoining works belonging to the…

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  • Heather(yknowe) (Gla)sgow

    Found in Govan, Glasgow A large chamferred block. Heatheryknowe Colliery & Fire Clay Works, Bargeddie, Glasgow . . .  

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  • Blochairn Sand and Fire Clay Co, Blochairn, Glasgow

    Blochairn Sand and Fire Clay Co, Blochairn, Glasgow. “Blochairn Sand and Fire-Clay Co started in 1877 on the North Side of Hannay Street next to Blochairn Ironworks. Brickworks consisted of 2 rectangular kilns and 5 round kilns. Closed 1889. – Source Kenneth Sanderson. ( These dates are possibly wrong given some of the information to…

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  • 1882 – Scottish brickmakers adverts

    1882  – Scottish brickmakers adverts. Forth and Clyde Iron Co, Falkirk makers of the Star Heating Stove – using Glenboig Starworks bricks. Alexander Baird & Co, Greenfield Brickworks, Hamilton. Andrew Gold & Co, Hallcraig, Carluke. Bonnybridge Silica and Fire Clay Co, Whyte and Griffiths. Seafield Brick and Tile Works, Dunbar M. Brodie Sherriff. David Brownlee,…

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  • Examples of early Scottish brick exports to Australia

    19/01/1843 –  The Sydney Morning Herald, NSW – Gilchrist and Alexander, 1 George Street, Sydney have for sale 20, 000 Garnkirk firebricks, very superior quality,  lying at Campbells Wharf. 23/11/1850 – The South Australian Register, Adelaide –  Aboard The Sacramento – 447 tones. Master Captain Dove. Left Leith (Edinburgh) 19/07/1850 – 7,600 firebricks, 33 casks…

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  • Brickmarks E – H

    The following is a list of known Scottish brickmarks (including special shapes) in that a physical example exists and it has been photographed. Clicking the link will bring up information about the brickmark with photograph(s); when and where the brick was found, where it was manufactured, if known, and any additional information about the brickmark…

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  • Overseas stockists for Scottish bricks – export and import

    Overseas stockists for Scottish bricks – export and import. . . . . Below – 16/10/1844 – New York Daily Tribune – Scotch firebricks for sale  – Sherman Atwater & Co,  30 Broad Street, New York.  Below – 09/12/1855 – The Age Newspaper –  Melbourne, Australia – Scotch – Scottish hearths – Huxley and Parkers…

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  • Heatherykn

    Found in Coatbridge by BJ. Heatheryknowe Colliery & Fire Clay Works, Bargeddie, Glasgow. The mark only reads Heatherykn and appears complete as does the brick. I appears that the brickmark stamp used would normally have been used on a bigger and longer brick but a reduce mark has been used on this shorter brick. Rather…

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  • Crown Fire Clay Works, Gallowgate, Glasgow

    Crown Fire Clay Works, Glasgow. (1872 – 1873 – Thomas Brownlie of Heatheryknowe Coal Co – House – 1 Carlton Terrace, North Woodside, Glasgow) (Heatheryknowe Coal Co., coal masters & manufacturers of fireclay goods, 182 Hope St. ; depot, St Rollox)(Note – SBH – Could this be a family connection?). 1890-91 –  P.S Brownlie &…

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  • Brickmarks I – R

          The following is a list of known Scottish brickmarks (including special shapes) in that a physical example exists and it has been photographed. Clicking the link will bring up information about the brickmark with photograph(s); when and where the brick was found, where it was manufactured, if known, and any additional information…

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  • Scottish bricks found in Michigan, USA

    The following bricks are in the possession of Matt Lalonde, Michigan, USA. ‘Hurll, Glasgow’ brick  – found by the shore of Lake Huron in the Port Huron, Michigan. I am uncertain where exactly in Michigan, USA the following Scottish bricks were found. ‘Patent R Brown Paisley’ ‘J & M Craig, Kilmarnock’ ‘Heatheryknowe Patent Glasgow’ ….

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  • Heathery Knowe Patent Glasgow

    Found in a creek in Poughkeepsie, NY by Stephanie LaRose. This is an interesting example. Firstly the lettering is ‘raised’ and the word Heatheryknowe is split into two, Heathery Knowe like the Coal Company name. Whereas both my example have the name as one and the lettering is ‘impressed’  – see link . . Below…

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  • Scottish bricks found in California

    Large numbers of bricks were imported or shipped to California in the past, particularly in the 19th century. The following bricks are detailed on the Calbrick website as having been found on Californian soil. The site’s author is Dan L. Mosier. Many thanks for the permission to post and link in. . . Below – Bluebell….

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  • 1886 – Scottish brick manufacturers adverts

    1886 John & James Baird, Blackwood, Lesmahagow. Brown & McMillan, Chapel knowe, Motherwell. John Gilmour & co, Bonnyton, Kilmarnock. Inverkeithing Fire & Brick Co. Robert Fleming & Co, Atlas Fire Brick Works, Bathville, Bathgate. Garnkirk Fire Clay Co, Glasgow. Richard Street & Sons, Townhill, Dunfermline. John Jackson, Whynnyrigg, Carluke. James Allan, Carluke. John McDonald, Braidwood,…

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