Found by Ian Suddaby on the old Bonnyside Brickworks site, Bonnybridge.

The manufacturer is unknown.

The find location suggests this is of Scottish origins and very very likely a James Dougall product.

James Dougall & Sons Ltd, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire.

Alternative brickworks include:

  • Bonnyside Brickworks, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire.

‘Argil’ is a white clay so it is likely this brick is manufactured from Argil clay rather than ‘Argil’ being the name of a customer etc. (Note – SBH – Can anyone confirm or otherwise if there is an Argil clay deposit or seam in the Bonnybridge area?).


Below – 01/02/1798 – The Scots Magazine – An early reference to argillaceous clay being used to make bricks.

Below – 17/04/1861 – The Scotsman – Reference to Argillaceous minerals at Torbanehill.

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