Articles referencing the price of Scottish bricks.

There are countless references to brick and tile prices within individual pages on my website but the articles recorded here are more generic in nature.

01/01/1824 – The Scots Magazine – Glasgow. There have been a great many additions built to the old cotton mills at Glasgow, this summer, besides the new ones erected in various parts of the city. One of the mills is calculated to cost £40,000 sterling. This has been altogether an unprecedented year of building. Masons, bricklayers, &c. are still kept as busy as they were in the midst of summer, and new hands can scarcely be got for money; and it is expected that the same spirit and activity will continue in the ensuing spring. The consumption of stones, bricks, and other materials for building, has been so great, that number of the quarries and brick-fields are exhausted, and there is, in consequence, considerable rise in the price of these articles. Bricks, which sold in the early part of the season at 25s a thousand, are now 40s a thousand. There are numbers of new brick-fields to commence in the ensuing spring, in addition to the former old ones and the workmen are engaged at higher wages on that account. Builders, in general, are in high expectation that the new grand opening at the Cross, or Trades’ Land, will commence in the spring of the year, to give full scope to their energies, and the ultimate ornament and improvement of the city.—Glasgow Chronicle

26/07/1892 – Clyde Bill of Entry and Shipping List – Glasgow fire brick prices.

Glenboig Union Fireclay Co Ltd:-

‘Star’ Glenboig bricks per 1000 – 55s

Glenboig bricks per 1000 – 55s

Cumbernauld bricks per 1000 – 52s 6d

Gartcosh bricks per 1000 – 50s

Glenboig ‘Nocilis’ silica bricks per 1000 – 75s

Glenboig ‘Nocilis’ cement per ton – 20s

Garnkirk per 1000 – no price

Garnkirk fireclay per ton- no price

Ferguslie per 1000 – 55s

Ferguslie fireclay per ton – 10s

Ferguslie fireclay per ton – 13s 6d (2 entries?)

Eglinton Chemical Co Limited, Glasgow silica bricks per 1000 net f.o.r Coatbridge – 75s

Hurlford per 1000 – 50 – 60s

Hurlford fireclay per ton – 12s

Gartverrie per 1000 – 55s

Gartverrie ground fireclay per ton – 13s 6d

Youngs per 1000 – 47s 6d

Heathfield per 1000 – 50s – 52s 6d

Bonnyton per 1000 – 60s

Bonnyton fireclay per ton – 12s 6d

29/12/1892  – Clyde Bill of Entry and Shipping List – Glasgow fire brick prices.

Glenboig Union Fireclay Co Ltd:-

‘Star’ Glenboig bricks per 1000 – 55s

Glenboig bricks per 1000 – 55s

Cumbernauld bricks per 1000 – 52s 6d

Gartcosh bricks per 1000 – 50s

Glenboig ‘Nocilis’ silica bricks per 1000 – 75s

Glenboig ‘Nocilis’ silica cement per ton – 20s

Glenboig ground fire clay per ton – 13s 6d

Garnkirk per 1000 – no price

Garnkirk fireclay per ton- no price

Ferguslie per 1000 – 55s

Ferguslie fireclay per ton – 10s

Ferguslie fireclay per ton – 13s 6d (2 entries?)

Eglinton Chemical Co Limited, Glasgow silica bricks per 1000 net f.o.r Coatbridge – 75s

Hurlford per 1000 – 50 – 60s

Hurlford fireclay per ton – 12s

Gartverrie per 1000 – 55s

Gartverrie ground fireclay per ton – 13s 6d

Youngs per 1000 – 47s 6d

Heathfield per 1000 – 50s – 52s 6d

Bonnyton per 1000 – 55s

Bonnyton fireclay per ton – 10s

Bonnybridge Silica and Fireclay Co

Fire bricks per 1000 – 55s

Fireclay in casks per ton – 16s 6d – 22s 6d

Ganister bricks per 1000 – 75s

Ground ganister – no price.

27/10/1922 – West Lothian Courier – It was officially notified this week that brick manufacturers had agreed to the price of bricks being reduced to 50s per 1000. For several weeks subsidised buildings have been held up because of a want of bricks due to the Board of Health having refused to pay the previous price, that of 55s per 1000. Now that the manufacturers have conceded the terms asked by the Board of Health, building will be again resumed.

Below – 26/04/1924 – Falkirk Herald – Correspondence between John Gilchrist Stein and the Minister of Health.

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Below – 21/08/1926 – Falkirk Herald – The price of bricks in Glasgow.

Below – 04/10/1945 – Dalkeith Advertiser – Cost of bricks for the housing in Woodburn Road, Dalkeith.

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