• James Goldie & Son Crow Road Partick 1885

    Found in the Glasgow area. James Goldie and Son, Crow Road, Partick. Goldie, James & Son, brickmakers; Works, Sandyacres, Langside Road, Coplawhill, Victoria Road, Shawfield Toll, Rutherglen Road and Woodend, Crow Road, Partick. . . .

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  • Stevenson Bros Patent Glasgow

    Found in the Glasgow area by Eddie McLean. Stevenson Bros, brickmakers, Millcroft and Polmadie Brickfields, Rutherglen Rd.; also Garscadden Brick and Tile Works, Drumchapel. . . . .

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  • Hurll 6

    Found by Eddie McLean in the Glasgow area. Garnqueen Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire Alternative brickworks include: Gartliston Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Building bricks at Garscadden Works, Drumchapel. (Note – SBC – the letter ‘U’ is slightly smaller than the rest. It is believed that this stamp may have been used by a specific moulder or…

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  • Stein MCSD

    Found by Ian Suddaby at the old Manuel Works, Whitecross. This example is not in my possession. Ian states – The STEIN part at the top of the circular mark has gone but the bottom is clear enough, MCSD. Magnesia Chrome Super Duty. I do wonder sometimes if some of the SD bricks we think…

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  • Stein 45 – 36

    Found by Ian Suddaby by the Firth of Forth in Central Scotland. This example is not in my possession. The manufacturer of this checker is unknown although the find site would suggest it was made at the Manuel Works, Whitecross’ Scotland. Stein, Castlecary Fireclay Works, Castlecary, Stirlingshire. Stein, Manuel Firebrick and Refractory Works, Whitecross, Stirlingshire….

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  • Glenboig A1 brick found in Iran

    Found by Amin Hz who states ‘This brick was found in an old oil well drilling company, probably 50 years ago, in the area of ​​Koh Bink, located 23 km from Ganaveh Port, Iran’. Glenboig Union Fireclay Company, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Alternative brickworks include: Glenboig Star Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Glenboig Fireclay Works, (Old Works) Glenboig,…

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  • Glenboig A1 NJ 443 10001 L

    Found by Ian Suddaby at Clydebank, Glasgow. This example is not in my possession. Glenboig Union Fireclay Company, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Alternative brickworks include: Glenboig Star Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Glenboig Fireclay Works, (Old Works) Glenboig, Lanarkshire Below – This is a hanger brick with the hanger slots on the stretcher side. .  

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  • Brick with lifting tool marks

    Found by Ian Suddaby on the River Leven at Dumbarton. This example is not in my possession. Ian states – This extruded red brick has been handled using a three-pronged tool. The impression of the frame is also clear enough, usually only the prong marks can be seen. I’ve highlighted the shape in the photo. The…

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  • Glenboig A1 TA 5109

    Found by John Musty in the Derby area. This example is not in my possession. 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 USA

    Found by Travis McIntyre and his sister Kim on the Kennebec River, Augusta, USA – next to Fort Western. Gartcraig Fire Clay Works, By Millerston, Glasgow. . . . .

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  • Allan and Mann brick found in Peurto Rico, USA

    Found by Victor Rodriguez in Patillas, Puerto Rico. Allan & Mann, Port Eglinton, Glasgow Alternative brickworks include: Rutherglen Pottery, Glasgow. Mallsmire Works, Myrtle Park, Crosshill, Glasgow. .  

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  • ST 88 P S 1 D

    Found by Ian Suddaby at the old Manuel Works, Whitecross. This example is not in my possession. Ian states – At 8.3kg this is a heavy brick although at 9½” x 5″ x 3½” it’s a bit bigger than average too. The black stencilled markings say ST 88P S1D (or 61D?) with possibly 1PG or…

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  • Scottish bricks found in Canada

    Many thanks to Robert Clark for the following photographs and information regarding Scottish bricks found in the Ottawa area of Canada. Below – Govan – This is very likely to be Scottish and manufactured at a works in Govan, Glasgow. The exact works are unknown as there are several possibilities including Mallsmire Fire Brick Works,…

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  • D Brownlee

    Found by Ian Suddaby in the Dumbarton area. This example is not in my possession. David Brownlee, Rochsolloch Brickworks, Coatdyke, Coatbridge, Lanarkshire. . . .

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  • Dunbrik

    Found by Ian Suddaby in the Dumbarton area. This example is not in my possession. Scottish Dunbrik Ltd, Stannergate, Dundee. . . . .

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  • Heathfield 3

    Found by Ian Suddaby in the Dumbarton area. This example is not in my possession. Heathfield Fireclay Works, Garnkirk. . . .

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  • Scottish bricks found in Suriname, South America

    The following bricks were found in Suriname, South America by Marnix (John) Visser. Marnix states – I have found several bricks on an old Scottish plantation in Suriname South America with the name Waterloo and located in Nickerie at the border with Guyana. James Balfour was the plantation owner. . . Below – Hurlford –…

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  • Inchcoonans AD 1961

    Found by Ian Suddaby on Shetland. This example is not in my possession. Errol Brick and Tile Works, Inchcoonans, Dundee. . . .  

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  • Gartcraig brick found in Canada

    Found by Michèle Côté and Marc Trudel on the beach along the Gaspé shore of Percé, Québec Canada. The ‘Gartcraig’ brick is most definitely Scottish. It was found near to a brick stamped ‘Vulcan’ which may also be Scottish as ‘Vulcan’ is a trademark of Campbell & Co, Roughcastle Fireclay Works, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire. (However, ‘Vulcan’…

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  • Spinella MC

    Found by Ian Suddaby near Ravenscraig, Motherwell. This example is not in my possession. Ian states – It’s a shame the markings on many of these relatively modern basic bricks are so faint. At least I can just read this one. Why is the C a bit smaller? SPINELLA MC So this was made by General Refractories…

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  • 2014 6 X Thistle Z

    Found by Ian Suddaby near Ravenscraig, Motherwell. 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.

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  • 11 Bluebell

    Found by Ian Suddaby in Perth. 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.

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  • Bluebell PRTH

    Found by Ian Suddaby in Perth. Perhaps the stamp is meant to read ‘Perth’ ? 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.

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  • Redston Patent

    This brick was found near Thornhill, Dumfriesshire. Many thanks to Robert S Gwynn and Henry Westmacott for the photograph. This example is not in my possession. Redstone Fire Clay Works Kilwinning. . .

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  • Inchcoonans AD 1962

    Found by Ian Suddaby in the Fife area. This example is not in my possession. Errol Brick and Tile Works, Inchcoonans, Dundee. . . .

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  • Hill of Beath

    Found by Brian Whyte in the Fife area. This example is not in my possession. Hill of Beath Fireclay Works, Hill of Beath, Fife. . . .

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  • Cowie Brs & Co

    Found by Chris Tilney in West County Durham, England. This example is not in my possession. We think the stamp reads Cowie Brs and Co – Cowie Brothers and Company and could therefore represent Cowie Bros & Co, Glasgow. See this link for my theory on the manufacturer/brick mark. Garnqueen Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire Alternative brickworks include:…

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  • Patent W Wilson & Son Glasgow

    Found by Ian Suddaby in the Ravenscraig, Motherwell area. This example is not in my possession. 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 manufactured at but…

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