• Scottish bricks found in Victoria, Australia

    The following Scottish bricks were found by Denis O’Keefe on the south-west coast of Victoria, Australia. The Cumbernauld and Cardowan Patent were both found in the same pile of bricks on the shore. The pile is thought to be discarded ships ballast. . Below – Cardowan Patent – Cardowan Fire Clay Works, Stepps, Glasgow. Cumbernauld…

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  • William Porteous and Co, brickmakers, Glasgow

    (Note – SBH – I am uncertain as to exactly which brickworks William Porteous was associated with. It is likely, from the info below, the business may also have facilitated a pottery works. I think the reference below to Clyde Brickworks, Rutherglen Quay is pointing at a brickworks on the Clyde as opposed to the…

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  • Alexander and John Faill, 52 Robertson Street, Glasgow

    1881 – A & J Faill, contractors, causewayers and quarrymen. Office, Craigpark, Glasgow. Macadamised roads, drains, sewers, excavations, gratings, street crossings, courtyards, stables, public works, pavements etc. Extra hard metal, common metal, dressed squares, flatts, borders, nidged, kerb, rubble, tram blocks etc 1893 – 2 x invoices – A & J Faill, contractors, causewayers and…

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  • Westfield Brickworks, Westfield, West Lothian

    Westfield Brickworks, Westfield, West Lothian. (Note  – SBH – So where exactly were these works situated? Was it possibly on the site of the old Avoncrook Brickworks?). 04/08/1961 – West Lothian Courier – Westfield man fined for theft … he was a smallholder at Westfield … and was employed at the brickworks … (Note –…

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  • Darngavil Brickworks, Airdrie, North Lanarkshire

    (Note – SBH – There appears to be conflicting information regarding the locations of the Darngavil, Craigriggs and Westfield Brickworks and information relating to each. If anyone can clarify or notices any mistakes then please get in touch). Craigrigg Brickworks aka Darngavil Brickworks Ltd, Craigrigg Works, West Lothian. Alternative brickworks include: Darngavil Brickworks Ltd, Darngavil…

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  • Bankpark 5Ft6

    Found by Ian Suddaby in Leith, Edinburgh. This example is not in my possession. Although broken, it is probably a circle or arc brick forming part of a structure 5’6″ in diameter. Maybe the base of a chimney or part of a furnace. Bank Park Fireclay Works, Tranent, East Lothian. . .

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  • Bankpark 4F6

    Found by Ian Suddaby in Leith, Edinburgh. This example is not in my possession. Ian states – It is a circle or arc brick forming part of a structure 4’6″ in diameter. Maybe the base of a chimney or part of a furnace. Why is it interesting? To my knowledge it’s the first Bankpark circle brick…

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  • Mitchell Westbank Portobello

    Found by Ian Suddaby in Leith, Edinburgh. This example is not in my possession. Ian states – This might well be a second as it’s not well made. On the first photo, the frog is malformed and looks like it’s been repositioned in the press. The whole brick is misshaped too and the letters aren’t clear,…

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  • Calsil

    Found on the shore at Maryport, Cumbria. Calsil – possibly an abbreviation for ‘Calcium Silicate’ Unknown manufacturer. . . . The following are references to brick manufacturers using calcium silicate. Below – 12/03/1931 – West Sussex Gazette – Midhurst Brick Company, Midhurst, Sussex. 37s 6d per 1000. 1966 – Construction News – Related news to…

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  • Clachan Tileworks, Corsewall, Stranraer, Wigtownshire

    Clachan Tileworks, Corsewall, Stranraer, Wigtownshire. 10/05/1848 – Dumfries and Galloway Standard – Kirkcolm 9th May … There has been a great deal more done in draining this winter than usual. The great distance from a tilework has been hitherto a serious drawback in this district, some farms being nine or ten miles distant from the…

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  • Brattles Tileworks, Closeburn, Dumfriesshire

    Brattles Tileworks, Closeburn, Dumfriesshire Below – 1856 – Brattles Farm. (Note – SBH – Could that be a long tile drying shed plus clay pit adjacent to the farm on the west side)? 28/04/1858 – Dumfries and Galloway Standard – At the Tileworks. Bratels, Closeburn, on the inst., the wife of Andrew Young gave birth…

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  • Breckonhill Tileworks, St Mungo, Dumfriesshire

    1854 – Dumfries and Galloway Standard – Public sale of tiles. There will be sold by public roup, on Friday, the 24th March curt., at Breckonhill Tileworks, in the Parish of Mungo, for behoof of the creditors of Mr John Pickering, lately tilemaker there. The whole stock of tiles at the works, amounting to about…

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  • Woodhouse Tileworks, Kirkpatrick-Fleming, Dumfriesshire

    20/12/1854 – Dumfries and Galloway Standard – Tileworks to let. To be let for such length of time as may be agreed upon. The tileworks on the Estate of Woodhouse in the Parish of Kirkpatrick-Fleming, Dumfriesshire. For further information, an application may be made to Mr John J. J. Thomson, writer, Dumfries. December 1854.

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  • Hoddom Brickworks, Ecclefechan, Dumfriesshire

    Hoddom Brickworks, Ecclefechan, Dumfriesshire. Canmore 07/05/1851 – Dumfries and Galloway Standard – Marriages. At Knockhill Mill, on the 28th ult., the Rev. Robt. Menzies, Hoddam, Mr Alexander Roddick, tilemaker, Hoddam Tilework, and native of Stranraer, Wigtownshire, to Elizabeth, eldest daughter of John Jeffrey, merchant, Knockhill Mill, Hoddam.

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  • Scottish bricks found in Trinidad

    Many thanks to Terrence Honore and the Palmiste Historical Society for the following information. These Scottish bricks were found on the Cedar Grove, Canaan Palmiste Estates, Trinidad. They were formerly owned by Scotsmen like the Lamonts. A chimney of bricks from that era 1810, still stands, along with bridges and a few other structures. The…

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  • Gartcraig brick found in British Columbia, Canada

    This brick was found by Debbie and Trevor McBride in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada. Debbie states – “We had been told that there was a Hudson Bay Company Dairy on our property. The Creek that runs through our property is called “Dairy Creek” for the reason of the dairy being here.  That was in 1860.”…

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  • Pittigrews Tileworks, Havana Street, Glasgow

    Below – 1778 – Pittigrews Tileworks, Havana Street, Glasgow. Below- c. 1807 – There is no reference to the Tileworks but Miss Pettigrew still owns the land which is now dissected by Duke Street (named in 1795?)  

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  • Gartcraig Scotland

    Found in Waltham, Massachusetts, USA by Larry Cormier. Gartcraig Fire Clay Works, by Millerston, Glasgow. . . . .

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  • Muirhouses Brickworks, Eglinton Street, Glasgow

    Muirhouses Brickworks, Eglinton Street, Glasgow. (See also Barlinnie Fireclay Works and Campbellfield Brick Tile and Pottery Works and Strathbungo Brickworks). Below – 1856 – Muirhouses Brickworks, Eglinton Street, Glasgow. Below – 26/11/1859 – Paisley Herald – Court case – Ritchie Watson & Co, Iron founders, Etna Foundry, Lillybank Road  V  William Wilson & Son, Brickmakers,…

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  • Fauldshead Brickworks, Renfrew, Renfrewshire

    16/03/1854 – Caledonian Mercury – Sequestration examination. Thomas Gardner, brickmaker and general builder in Glasgow and residing at 37 Paterson Street, Kingston in the County of Lanark and also carrying on the business as a brickmaker at Fauldshead, Renfrew is to be examined in the Sheriff’s Office, Glasgow on 21st March at 12 o’clock. Below…

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  • Forth brick found in Louisiana, USA

    This brick was found by Emily Zeringue in a little town called Pierre Part, South Louisiana, USA. . . . . Below – Forth – Roughcastle Firebrick Works, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire.

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  • F & S Inverkeithing – Patent

    Found by Ian Suddaby in Inverkeithing. This example is not in my possession. Fraser and Sanderson, Fire brick manufacturers, Inverkeithing. This brick is stamped to the front and rear. . . .

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  • Grangemouth warranted brick found in Russia

    This brick is in the possession of Vladimir Smirnov, St Petersburg, Russia. It was found 200km south-west in Gdov. Below – Grangemouth Warranted – Grangemouth Firebrick Works, Skinflats, Grangemouth, Falkirk. . . .

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  • Patent Wilson & Son Glasgow brick found in Russia.

    Found by Vassily Khvalyuk in Sevastopol, Russia. . . . . Below – Patent Wilson & Son Glasgow – William Wilson & Son, brickmaker and builder, Muirhouses Brickworks, Eglinton Street and Pollokshaw Road, Glasgow and Campbellfield Brick Tile and Pottery Works, Glasgow. (Note – SBH – I am uncertain which works this particular brick was…

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  • Sandhaven Brickworks, Pitsligo, Aberdeenshire

    1852 – Sir John S Forbes, Brickworks, Sandhaven, Pitsligo, Aberdeenshire. Robert Galloway, manager. 30/06/1842 – Fraserburgh Herald – Pitullie and Sandhaven – … Sandhaven boasted of a brickwork that stood near the site of the present Free Church, and on its demolition, the rafters were used in the roofing of the Auld Schoolie … Below…

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  • Starworks Glenboig brick found in Russia

    This brick was found by Александр Лушников in Kiev, Russia. Glenboig Union Fireclay Company, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Alternative brickworks include: Glenboig Star Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Glenboig Fireclay Works, (Old Works) Glenboig, Lanarkshire. .

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  • Gartcraig brick found in Canada

    Found by Noah Gallan in St Johns, Newfoundland, Canada. The bricks were found in a fireplace purchased by Noah. . . . Below – Gartcraig – Gartcraig Fire Clay Works, By Millerston, Glasgow.  

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  • Morningside and Gartcraig bricks found in Canada

    Found by Matt Elsworth. . . . . Below – Morningside – Morningside Fireclay Works, Newmains, North Lanarkshire. Below – Gartcraig – Gartcraig Fire Clay Works, By Millerston, Glasgow. Found on the shore at Miramichi, New Brunswick, Canada.

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