• Port Dundas

    Found by Geoff Hancock in the Glasgow area. Note the reversed ‘N’ and ‘S’. There are many references to Port Dundas on my website – click me – but this product is most likely to be manufactured by PortDundas Fire Brick & Clay Co., firebrick, &c, makers, 44 Bishop street, Port Dundas, Glasgow. or PortDundas Pottery…

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  • Craighall Brickworks, Port Dundas, Glasgow

    Below – 1879 – Glasgow Herald – Craighall Brickworks for lease. 1885 – 1886 – James Allan, brickmaker, Craighall Brickwork, Port Dundas; House, Craigbank Cottage, Keppochhill Rd. (Note – SBH – Is this the same James Allan that operated out of the Carluke area?) 18/12/1894 – James Alan, brickmaker, Dunard Street, Glasgow was fined £2…

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  • Port Dundas Fire Brick and Grinding Works, Port Dundas, Glasgow

    Port Dundas Fire Brick and Grinding Works and Port Dundas Brick Co Ltd, 124 Port Dundas Street, Glasgow. (Note – SBH – The Port Dundas Pottery Company appear to have operated from the same company). (Note – SBH – Please read this in conjunction with the East Cowcaddens Fire Brick Works as they appear to…

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  • Port Dundas

    Found in Glasgow by Eddie McLean. There are many references to Port Dundas on my website – click me  – but this product is most likely to be a manufactured by PortDundas Fire Brick & Clay Co., firebrick, &c, makers, 44 Bishop street, Port Dundas, Glasgow. or PortDundas Pottery Co., manufacturers of stoneware and Rockingham ware,…

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  • East Cowcaddens Fire Brick Works, Cowcaddens, Glasgow

    (Note – SBH – Please read this in conjunction with the Port Dundas Fire Brick Works as they appear to have been situated very close and indeed they may actually be the same site with Malcolm Paterson operating it prior to Murray’s and Co – for clarification if possible!). 1820 – M Paterson & Co,…

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  • Patent James Allan Craighall

    Found by Eddie McLean on the banks of the River Kelvin, Glasgow. James Allan, brickmaker, Craighall Brickwork, Port Dundas ; house, Craigbank cottage, Keppothhill rd. . . . .

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  • Milton Brick & Tile Works, Carluke, South Lanarkshire

    Milton Brick & Tile Works, Carluke, South Lanarkshire. Scottish Clay Hollow-Ware Limited appears to have operated from Milton Brickworks and were incorporated in 1937 with registered office at the works. Final closure came with the voluntary liquidation of T B Gibson & Co Ltd t/a Milton Tileworks, Carluke on 14th August 1978. Canmore Below –…

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  • Scottish bricks found on Trinidad

    The following photos were kindly supplied by Tony Bedassie who found these bricks on a beach in Trinidad. Etna, Patent R.Brown Paisley, Gartcraig Patent Glasgow, Patent Wilson & Son Glasgow, Glenboig, Gartcosh, Allan & Man Govan Patent Glasgow, Atlas and possibly Coltness. Etna Brickworks, Armadale, West Lothian. Alternative brickworks include: West Works, Armadale, West Lothian….

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  • Newlands Brickworks, London Road, Glasgow

    Newlands Brickworks, London Road, Glasgow. Also accessed from Porter Street, Camlachie to the North of the works. (Note – SBH – There are 4 brickfields at this location and I think they may be the Newlands Brickfield as shown on the map below and at least one of the other Brickfields was possibly that belonging…

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  • Rochsolloch Brickworks, Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire

    Canmore The name Brand crops up twice in “A Survey of Scottish Brickmarks” with the first instance being Robert Brand proprietor/owner of Garturk Brickworks and the other, James, Janet and Robert Brand, also proprietors/owners, of Rochsolloch Brickworks. 1852 – 1873 – The 1985 publication ‘A survey of Scottish brickmarks’ suggests that James, Janet and Robert…

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  • Redstone Fire Clay Works, Kilwinning, North Ayrshire

    Redstone Fire Clay Works, Kilwinning, North Ayrshire aka Redston. William McIntyre Jun & Co, Redstone Fire Clay Works, Kilwinning and Armour & Cameron, Redston Fire Clay Works, Kilwinning and Armour & Fulton, Redston Fire Clay Works, Kilwinning. Below – 1858 – Redstone Colliery, Kilwinning (The Redstone Colliery is gone by 1895). 1858 – Mineral Statistics…

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  • Scottish uncategorised information

    This is a list of Scottish brickmakers, brickworks and brick managers and agents as gleaned from numerous internet documents. They are listed here until I can determine and confirm an association with a particular brickworks. One this has been achieved I will move the information below to the relevant page on my website. They are…

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  • Keppochhill Brickworks, Keppochhill Road, Glasgow

    At this time I believe that Keppochhill Brickworks was later renamed Fountainwell Brickworks. This is assumed from the OS maps I have been able to view. I have not seen a map detailing Keppochhill Brickworks but as the Fountainwell Brickworks were situated on Keppochhill Road then I believe they could be one of the same….

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  • Scottish Pottery and Porcelain Works – circa 1878

    Scottish Pottery and porcelain Works – circa 1878 (THE FIGURES / ENGRAVINGS ARE NOT REPRODUCED) The early pottery of Scotland appears, as a general rule, to bear a close analogy to that of England both in form, in intention of use, and in ornamentation. The cinerary urns, the food and other vessels, and the immolation…

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  • Fergushill Tileworks, Eglinton, North Ayrshire

    This article is reproduced by kind permission of Chris Hawksworth. Ayrshire Notes 32, Autumn 2006 Fergushill Tileworks – A short-lived industrial concern on the Eglinton Estate The early part of the nineteenth century saw the widespread introduction of underground field drains in an attempt to improve agricultural productivity. Landowners were encouraged to improve drainage by…

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  • Crown Fire Clay Works, East Nelson Street, Gallowgate, Glasgow

    Crown Fire Clay Works, East Nelson Street, Gallowgate, 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 Brownlie family connection?). 1880…

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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 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…

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  • Garnkirk Fireclay Works, Garnkirk, North Lanarkshire – History

    Garnkirk Fireclay Works, Garnkirk, Lanarkshire. Canmore Info In 1831 the Garnkirk Colliery and Brickfield Company were established and targeted the fire clay to be found in deep seams around Garnkirk and Glenboig area of Lanarkshire. The Company was owned by Mark Sprot, Garnkirk House and his brother Thomas Sprot. James Murray and Co appear to…

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  • Wil

    Found Newmains, Morningside, North Lanarkshire Find location would suggest Scottish origins but… Partial brickmark but if this is, at is appears to be, a ‘normal’ sized brick then there will only be room for another 3 letters and the obvious possibility is that it states Wilson . . . Below- This was found by Ian Suddaby at…

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  • Stanrigg

    Found Glenboig. Stanrigg Brickworks, Airdrie. . . . . Below – its hard to tell because of the wear on this brick but this looks to be an older stamp and the lettering seems to sit within a separate ‘mini’ frog. It was found at Port Dundas, Glasgow.      

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  • Patent Jas Aitken Glasgow

    Found in Port Dundas, Glasgow. James Aitken, brickmaker and builder, Mallsmire Red Brickworks, Hangingshaw, Glasgow. . . . .

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  • Sheepmount Brickworks, North Woodside, Glasgow

    Sheepmount or Sheepsmount. Below – 1858 – Sheepmount Brickfield, North Woodside. 12/08/1863 – Glasgow Herald – The rock and clay on the lands of North Woodside, parts of the former being a fine white rock and the latter suitable for brick making and pottery purposes. Particulars will be given and offers received by William Cowan,…

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  • Bonnyside Brickworks, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire

    Bonnyside Brickworks or Fire Clay Works, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire. Canmore James Dougall & Sons Ltd, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire Alternative brickworks include: Bonnyside Brickworks, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire James Dougall and his two sons, George and Robert, were oil merchants in Glasgow. James died prior to 1870, and in 1884 George and Robert moved to Bonnybridge, with their sisters, Margaret…

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  • Anniesland Brickfield, Nr Gartnavel, Glasgow

    1840 – 1841 – Connected? – William McLuckie, Manager, Keppochhill Colliery. House Hamiltonhill. Below – 23/03/1855 – Glasgow Herald – Bricks for sale. At Anniesland Brickfield, near the termination of Great Western Road. About 700,000 bricks of superior quality.  As the ground must be cleared for extended operations in the summer season, they will be…

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  • Haining Brick and Tile Works, Selkirk, Selkirkshire

    The Haining Brick and Tile Works, Selkirk, Scottish Borders. Canmore 23/01/1846 – Kelso Chronicle – To be let. The farm of Easter Alemoor (On the Estate of The Haining) in the Parish of Roberton and County of Selkirk, measuring upwards of 900 acres, whereof about 50 acres are inclosed and subdivided into a convenient field…

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  • Clackmannan Brick Tile and Fire Clay Works, Clackmannan

    David Gillespie, Brick, Tile and Fire Clay Works, Clackmannan. Canmore 25/11/1847 – Fife Herald – Notice regarding alterations to the Stirling and Dunfermline Railway … That to say, first, deviation line or new portion of railway, commencing at point on the said mainline, near to the Clackmannan Brick and Tile Works, in the Parish of…

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  • Caledonian Brickworks, Braidwood, Carluke, South Lanarkshire

    (Note – SBH – Is this the same James Allan that operated out of the Craighall Brickworks?). James started tile manufacturing at Hillhead in 1855. He had no capital but his father gave him money to start up. In 1860 he took a lease on a clayfield at Braidwood which worked until the sequestration –…

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  • Jawcraig Brickworks, Slamannan, Falkirk, Stirlingshire

    Millstone Grit and Fireclay Ltd, Wester Jawcraig, Falkirk: (c. 1937 to 1970s, 1987 to 1993, closed 1998) Millstone Grit & Fireclay Co Ltd – Millstone Grit & Fireclay Co was incorporated in 1966 and took over the common brickworks at Herbertshire, Denny. Worked open cast fireclay pits at Threaprigg and Slamannan Plateau. It was merged…

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  • Heathfield Fireclay Works, Garnkirk, North Lanarkshire – History

    Cardowan and Heathfield Works. The first of these works, belonging to Messrs. John Young and Son, was built in 1852 by Messrs. John Hurll and John Young, previous to that time of the Garnkirk Company. The clay is the Garnkirk seam and is of much the same character as the Stourbridge clay. The Heathfield Works…

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  • Clippens Shale Oil Works and Brickworks, Linwood, Renfrewshire

    Background – Available evidence suggests that Merry & Cunninghame (Iron and coal masters with substantial mineral interests throughout the West of Scotland), established coal and ironstone workings at Clippens during the late 1850s. Worker’s housing was built by the company at Clippens Square, known locally as Balaclava following the victory in the Crimean war. The…

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