Anniston Brick and Tile Works , Inverkeillor. The semi circular coping brick displays marks as left by a brick lifting tool. The outside to outside measurement of the holes left by the device are 4″ apart. Note the circular mark between the holes. This was 1″ in diameter and was used as a ‘depth gauge’…
This brick was found and kindly donated by John Robertson.
It is stamped Anniston to both sides.
Anniston Brick and Tile Works , Inverkeillor c. 1863 – c.1971
Local lore has it that the colour of this brick meant it was made from Inchcoonan clay brought to Anniston, “after Anniston bought Inchcoonan” as “real” Anniston bricks were much redder, normally flat and unnamed.
(other unmarked examples are to follow)