• Carlung Tileworks, West Kilbride, North Ayrshire

    1855 – 1857 – ScotlandsPlaces – Carlung Tileworks. These Tileworks are carried on by George Ferguson on a moderate scale and are on the farm of William Simpson, the first named person is merely a subtenant. Below – 1856 – Carlung Tileworks.

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  • Damhead Tileworks, Mauchline, East Ayrshire

    1855 – 1857 – Damhead Tileworks. This tilework is on the farm of Damhead hence the name. Bricks are sometimes made here but tiles are the principal manufacture. Below – 1856 – Damhead Tileworks.  

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  • Stein brick found in Western Australia.

    This brick was found by Craig Powell at the Mount Jackson gold mine in Western Australia. Craig states –  There were dozens of them made into a kitchen fireplace and many more loosely stacked around the old station homestead near the abandoned mine. The kitchen section was an add on to the original building which…

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  • Knockjarder Tileworks, Dalrymple, East Ayrshire

    1855 – 1857 – ScotlandsPlaces – Knockjarder Tileworks, Dalrymple, East Ayrshire. Tileworks worked by steam having an engine of ten horsepower. Property of the Marquis of Ailsa and carried on by a foreman placed on the works occupying a dwelling house attached. Below – 1856 – Knockjarder Tileworks. (They are not depicted on the 1894 map)….

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  • Glenboig 3 FAC 2

    Found by Eric and Amanda Hastings in the City of Troy, New York State, USA. This example is not in my possession. This special product measures – 11 1/2″ x 13″ x 4 1/2″ deep. The hole is 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2 ” x 2 1/2 deep. It dips about 1/2 to 1 inch…

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  • Glenboig 3 FAC 2 found in New York State, USA

    Found by Eric and Amanda Hastings in the City of Troy, New York State, USA. 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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  • Dougal Winchburgh

    Found by Ian Suddaby in Winchburgh. This example is not in my possession. Winchburgh Brickworks, Winchburgh, West Lothian. . . .

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  • Hurll 2

    Found by Nina C Baker in the Glasgow area. This example is not in my possession. Garnqueen Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire Alternative brickworks include: Gartliston Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Building bricks at Garscadden Works, Drumchapel.

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  • Dutch bricks?

    These two bricks were found in the tidal muds at Grangemouth, Scotland and in the same location as a number of confirmed Russian stamped bricks. Their ‘yellow’ colour, size (narrow) and visual composition suggest they may be early Dutch bricks. One would appear to have the imprint of an anchor or perhaps it is a…

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  • Thistle DCI

    Found by Heather McHaffie in the West Lothian area. This example is not in my possession. Thistle DCI or Thistle DC 1 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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  • Thistle and Calder bricks found in Barbados

    Many thanks to Alun Hughers for sending this photo of Scottish bricks he saw in Hunte’s Garden, Barbados. Thistle brick – 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. Calder brick – Bonnybridge Silica &…

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  • Octo 40

    This was found by Tony Gray in the Wearside, Sunderland area. This example is not in my possession. 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…

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  • A Bald Alloa

    Photo forwarded by Vladimir Smirnov. This example was found on wasteland in St Petersburg, Russia. This example is not in my possession. Alloa Brick & Tile Works, Alloa, Clackmannanshire. . .  

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  • A Bald Alloa brick found in Russia

    Many thanks to Vladimir Smirnov for sending a photograph of this brick which was found in St Petersburg, Russia. Alloa Brick & Tile Works, Alloa, Clackmannanshire. . . . .

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  • Hurll Glasgow brick found in Arkhangelskaya, Russia

    This brick is in the possession of Vladimir Smirnov and was found in Kandalaksha, Arkhangelskaya Province, Russia. The brick was found within a domestic dwelling of a local merchant. Garnqueen Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Alternative brickworks include: Gartliston Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Building bricks at Garscadden Works, Drumchapel. .    

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  • Stein Sillimanite S1 5730

    Found at the Manuel Works Whitecross. Stein Sillimanite – this has high alumina content. AL2O2 – S1O2. Melting point 1545 C.  This is an aluminium silicate material. On heating to 1545 C it breaks down to mullite and a siliceous glass.  Benjamin Silliman. Stein, Castlecary Fireclay Works, Castlecary, Stirlingshire. Stein, Manuel Firebrick and Refractory Works, Whitecross, Stirlingshire….

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  • Dougall brick found in the Khibiny Mountains, Russia

    Thank you to Olga Kubareva for forwarding photos and information on this brick. Olga is a director of the Museum and Exhibition Center of the KB JSC “Apatit” in the city of Kirovsk, Murmansk region, Russia. On a survey of an old mine in the Khibiny Mountains, several Dougall stamped bricks were found. The mine operated…

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  • Glenboig A1 Y 12

    Found by Jason Stott. 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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  • Hawkhill J Dougall Patent

    Found by AOC Archaeology at the old glassworks, Bath Road, Leith, Edinburgh. Hawkhill Brickworks, Restalrig Road, Leith, Edinburgh. So who is J Dougall? Possibly connected to James Dougall of Bonnyybridge? . . . Below – This is the reverse of the brick. Note the strange regular, irregular marks. Any ideas as to the caise?  

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  • Nettle Inwall 1

    Found by Chris Graham in the Maryport area. 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…

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  • Nettle Stove 1

    Found by Chris Graham in the Maryport area. 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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  • Croftmalloch Tileworks, Whitburn, West Lothian

    Below – 1852 – Possible site of the Croftmalloch Tileworks. Below – 10/09/1855 – Glasgow Herald – All of the lands of Croftmalloch near the village of Whitburn for sale … There is also a good tilework upon the lands which could be wrought to an advantage … Mr John Smith, Highdykes, near Dumbarton, the…

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  • Gartcraig bricks found in Maine, USA

    This example was found by Sam Persons in New Sweden, Main, USA. They were buried under some very old crumbling concrete in the woods. Gartcraig Fire Clay Works, By Millerston, Glasgow. . . .  

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  • Klinit brick found in Belize

    This brick was found by Richard Shaw in Belize, Central America. It is stamped ‘Klinit R’. (It has been recently cut with a stone grinder). Garnqueen Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire Alternative brickworks include: Gartliston Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Klinit is a trade name for P & M Hurll.  

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  • CL CB 4 ND

    Found by Ian Suddaby at the site of the Manuel Works, Whitecross. This example is not in my possession. Note the reversed ‘N’. 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. ND = Nettle Dense

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