• Hurll 8 brick found in Singapore

    Found by ‘Siang Ler’, ‘Arpichart’ and ‘Phyllis’ at the Alexandra Hospital, Singapore. Many thanks to Eng Jia Wei for forwarding the photograph. Garnqueen Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire Alternative brickworks include: Gartliston Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Building bricks at Garscadden Works, Drumchapel. Below – Hurll 8.

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  • Stein brick found in California, USA

    Found by Erica Weller in rural Humboldt County, California, USA. Stein, Castlecary Fireclay Works, Castlecary, Stirlingshire. Stein, Manuel Firebrick and Refractory Works, Whitecross, Stirlingshire. Stein & Co, Anchor Brickworks, Denny, Stirlingshire. Milnquarter Fireclay & Gannister Works, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire .

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  • Stein Works JGS Scotland brick found in Russia

    Many thanks to Vladimir Smirnov for forwarding this photograph. The brick was found in St Petersburg, Russia. Stein, Castlecary Fireclay Works, Castlecary, Stirlingshire. Stein, Manuel Firebrick and Refractory Works, Whitecross, Stirlingshire. Stein & Co, Anchor Brickworks, Denny, Stirlingshire. Milnquarter Fireclay & Gannister Works, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire. .  

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  • Jenny Lind

    Found in the West Lothian area. Jenny Lind Composition Brickworks, Carfin, Lanarkshire. . . . .  

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  • Gartcraig brick found in Canada

    Found by Karen Colpitts in Saint John, New Brunswick Canada. The bricks were part of an old lime kiln near an abandoned quarry. Gartcraig Fire Clay Works, By Millerston, Glasgow. . . . Below – The original brick structure. Photo 1932 from Michael Milburn. Below – all that is left of the kiln in 2022….

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  • Gartcraig brick found in USA

    Found by Kristin Schwab on the Merrimack River in Newburyport, Massachusetts, USA. Gartcraig Fire Clay Works, By Millerston, Glasgow. . . . .

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  • Stein Ladle 3 B

    Found at the Manuel Works, Whitecross. Stein, Castlecary Fireclay Works, Castlecary, Stirlingshire. Stein, Manuel Firebrick and Refractory Works, Whitecross, Stirlingshire. Stein & Co, Anchor Brickworks, Denny, Stirlingshire. Milnquarter Fireclay & Gannister Works, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire .

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  • Stein Ladle 9

    Found at the Manuel Works, Whitecross. Stein, Castlecary Fireclay Works, Castlecary, Stirlingshire. Stein, Manuel Firebrick and Refractory Works, Whitecross, Stirlingshire. Stein & Co, Anchor Brickworks, Denny, Stirlingshire. Milnquarter Fireclay & Gannister Works, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire .

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  • Dougal Winchburgh

    Found on the site of the old Manuel Brickworks, Whitecross. Winchburgh Brickworks, Winchburgh, West Lothian. . . . .  

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  • Nettle 13

    Found Manuel Works, Whitecross. Stein, Castlecary Fireclay Works, Castlecary, Stirlingshire. Stein, Manuel Firebrick and Refractory Works, Whitecross, Stirlingshire. Stein & Co, Anchor Brickworks, Denny, Stirlingshire. Milnquarter Fireclay & Gannister Works, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire .

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  • Garnrkirk brick found in Australia

    Found by Rachel Brown on an old gold mine crushing plant in Bendigo, Victoria, Australia. Note the thumbprint to the bottom left. Garnkirk Fireclay Works, Garnkirk, Lanarkshire. . . .  

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  • Bluebell I H

    Found at the old Manuel Brickworks, Whitecross. This is a tile, about 1″ thick. Stein, Castlecary Fireclay Works, Castlecary, Stirlingshire. Stein, Manuel Firebrick and Refractory Works, Whitecross, Stirlingshire. Stein & Co, Anchor Brickworks, Denny, Stirlingshire. Milnquarter Fireclay & Gannister Works, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire.

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  • Stein 40 L P

    Found Manuel Works, Whitecross. Stein, Castlecary Fireclay Works, Castlecary, Stirlingshire. Stein, Manuel Firebrick and Refractory Works, Whitecross, Stirlingshire. Stein & Co, Anchor Brickworks, Denny, Stirlingshire. Milnquarter Fireclay & Gannister Works, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire .

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  • Nettle Inwall 1

    Found at the old Manuel Brickworks site, Whitecross. This example is not in my possession. Stein, Castlecary Fireclay Works, Castlecary, Stirlingshire. Stein, Manuel Firebrick and Refractory Works, Whitecross, Stirlingshire. Stein & Co, Anchor Brickworks, Denny, Stirlingshire. Milnquarter Fireclay & Gannister Works, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire. “Blast Furnace Construction In America“ book, by J. E. Johnson, Jr.. – Firebrick are…

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  • Nettle D 5

    Found by Chris Graham at a location near Workington, Cumbria. I am not in possession of this example. Note the upside-down ‘5’. Stein, Castlecary Fireclay Works, Castlecary, Stirlingshire. Stein, Manuel Firebrick and Refractory Works, Whitecross, Stirlingshire. Stein & Co, Anchor Brickworks, Denny, Stirlingshire. Milnquarter Fireclay & Gannister Works, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire.  

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  • Starworks J * D Glenboig

    Found by Ian Suddaby in a burn at Glenboig. This example is not in my possession. (Note – SBH – Does anyone have any ideas as to the design and potential use of this fire brick – some sort of filter brick perhaps?). Glenboig Union Fireclay Company, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Alternative brickworks include: Glenboig Star Fireclay…

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  • Scottish bricks found in Antigua, West Indies

    The following bricks were found by Tony Millard in Antigua, West Indies. Below – Bonnybridge – Bonnybridge Silica & Fireclay Co Ltd, Bonnybridge. alt Calder Firebrick Works, Airdrie, Lanarkshire. alt Chapelhall Works, Lanarkshire. Hepworth Ceramic Holdings plc (GR-Stein Refractories Ltd. parent co) bought the Bonnybridge Silica & Fireclay Co. Ltd in 1972, closed Bonnybridge works…

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  • Raewell

    Found by Ian Suddaby in the Falkirk area. This example is not in my possession. Raewell Fire Brick Works, Meadowbank Brickworks, Falkirk. This is a baby fire brick. . . .

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  • Scottish bricks found in Australia

    The following Scottish bricks were found by Tim Westley in and around Sydney Harbour, Australia. . . . . Below – Ferguslie Patent – Robert Brown & Son, Ferguslie Fire Clay Works, Paisley. Below – Gartcraig – Gartcraig Fire Clay Works, By Millerston, Glasgow. Below – Hurll – Garnqueen Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire Alternative brickworks…

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  • Bonnybridge made in Scotland

    Found in High Bonnybridge. Bonnybridge Silica & Fireclay Co Ltd, Bonnybridge. alt Calder Firebrick Works, Airdrie, Lanarkshire. alt Chapelhall Works, Lanarkshire. Hepworth Ceramic Holdings plc (GR-Stein Refractories Ltd. parent co) bought the Bonnybridge Silica & Fireclay Co. Ltd in 1972, closed Bonnybridge works in 1973 and closed Chapelhall in 1980. Therefore between 1972 and 1980,…

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  • Calder brick found in Argentina

    Many thanks to Gustavo Coronel for the following information. The brick was found by Jorge Villafañe at Los Hornos de la Ochoa, Malagueño, Córdoba, Argentina. There may be a thumbprint to the top right. Bonnybridge Silica & Fireclay Co Ltd, Bonnybridge. alt Calder Firebrick Works, Airdrie, Lanarkshire. alt Chapelhall Works, Lanarkshire. Hepworth Ceramic Holdings plc…

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  • Dykehead Bonnybridge brick found in Russia

    Many thanks to Vladimir Smirnov for forwarding the following photograph and the find location. Found in Stalingrad (now Volgograd), Russia. Dykehead Fire Clay Works, Bonnybridge, Falkirk. . . .

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  • Gartcraig brick found in Vancouver, Washington State, USA

    Found by Thomas Walsh near Vancouver, USA. Thomas states it was found due east of the location of the first lumber mill here in the area during the 1800s as part of the Hudson Bay Company. Gartcraig Fire Clay Works, By Millerston, Glasgow. . . . .

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  • Carr and Urwin, manufacturers, Glasgow

    Carr and Urwin, manufacturers, Glasgow – (Note – SBH – I have created this page as the 1880 advert below suggests that Car and Urwin manufactured brick making machines in the Glasgow area however I can find no other evidence to suggest this and all references to this company are from the Newcastle, England area….

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  • South Ayrshire Brick Company Limited

    South Ayrshire Brick Company Limited – (Note – SBH – I am uncertain whether this was a manufacturing company or brick merchants – for further research). 28/10/1919 – Edinburgh Gazette – South Ayrshire Brick Company Limited. Notice is hereby given that at an extraordinary general meeting of the above-named Company, duly convened, and held in…

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  • Overseas brick manufacturers advertising for Scottish brickworkers

    13/11/1840 – John O’ Groat Journal – A very interesting letter from Sydney, under date 6th June last, reached a few days ago. Its writer is a gentleman belonging to Caithness-shire, for some time settled in Sydney. As the information it contains can be relied on, we present our readers with the following extract –…

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  • (C & A Ch)ristie (Wally)ford (Brick) Works

    Found by Ian Suddaby in Edinburgh. I am not in possession of this example. It is believed the stamp should read – C & A Christie Wallyford Brick Works. Charles and Andrew Christie, Wallyford Tile and Brick Works Nr Musselburgh. . .

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