• Heart

    This was found on the foreshore at Maryport, Cumbria. (Note – SBH – I am aware of one other similar brick being found in that immediate area). Unknown maker. Find location and stamp may suggest English origins but … . .

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  • Gartliston Fire Brick Works PH brick found in Canada

    This brick was found by Jeremy Lee in Newfoundland Canada. The bricks formed a rough plinth covering a void of some description … well, cistern, septic tank? Garnqueen Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire Alternative brickworks include: Gartliston Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Building bricks at Garscadden Works, Drumchapel. Below – Gartliston Fire Brick Works. The brick would…

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  • DB 24010 L ZBB 2 Douglas

    Found by Ian Suddaby at Grangemouth. This example is not in my possession. Douglas Fireclay Works, Dalry, Ayrshire. . . . .

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  • Craigmyle Brickworks, Banchory, Aberdeen

    (Note – SBH – If the following anecdote is true then there may have been temporary brickworks in the area around Craigmyle House, Banchory). 28/07/1864 – Northern Ensign and Weekly Gazette – Jordan, Laird of Craigmyle, was once visited by the eccentric Duchess of Gordon on some of her electioneering plans. She had heard that…

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  • Silica

    Found in the Wemyss area of Fife. Note the thumbprint to the top right. Unknown maker. Find location and stamp may suggest Scottish origins but … The 2 most likely Scottish makers are Bonnybridge Silica and Fireclay Co Ltd, Bonnybridge and the Eglinton Silica Brick Co. Ltd, Dundyvan, Coatbridge However, this reference is also a…

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  • Drum Bonybridge

    Found by Ian Suddaby on the River Carron, Grangemouth. This example is not in my possession. Note the spelling of Bonybridge with only 1 x ‘N’ and it is reversed. Drum Brickworks, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire. . . .

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  • Lauchope Mills Mine, Chapelhall, North Lanarkshire

    04/07/1939 – The Scotsman – Lanark County Council has been given notice by H. M. Inspector of Mines of the abandonment of the following mines … Lauchope Mills Mine Chapelhall, belonging to the Bonnybridge Silica and Fireclay Co, Ltd, Bonnybridge.

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  • Broken segments of spiral fireclay

    The following pieces of fireclay were found by Ian Suddaby in the River Carron at Grangemouth. The segments have a slight twist in them and would appear to have formed a spiral or coil of fireclay. The pieces found do not fit together and are not stamped. Ian states:- Three curly pieces of fireclay were found…

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  • Wilson

    Any ideas? The origins of this diamond-shaped iron ‘Wilson’ stamp are unknown. Note the elongated and distinctive ‘L’. The item is held in a collection owned by the Falkirk Community Trust and is described Description – Iron frog stamp in the form of a lozenge containing the word “WILSON” in mirror image. Used by the…

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  • Gartcraig Scotland product found in Chile

    This square cesspool or grease box was found by Jimena Valenzuela. Jimena is an archeologist and lives in Iquique, Chile. Jimena states ‘While I was digging out an excavation in Bilbao’s zone (which is a historical part of our city), I dug out a chamber that has the Gartcraig stamp. Baquedano Street in Iquique was…

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  • Nimmo

    Found at Stonehouse, Lanarkshire. Holytown Brickworks, New Stevenson, Lanarkshire. . . . .

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  • Crown F C Wks Glasgow

    Found at Auchenheath, Lanarkshire. Note the ‘K’ is misaligned from the rest of the stamp. Crown Fireclay Works, East Nelson Street, Glasgow. . . . Below – The rear of the brick has a deep frog. The 2 vertical lines across the base of the frog are the outside margins of an indentation of unknown…

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  • Crown Patent Glasgow

    Found at Auchenheath, Lanarkshire. Crown Fireclay Works, East Nelson Street, Glasgow. . . . . Below – The rear of the brick has a deep frog. The 2 vertical lines across the base of the frog are the outside margins of an indentation of unknown origins or use.

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  • B Diamond

    Found by Ian Suddaby at Grangemouth. James Dougall & Sons Ltd, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire. Alternative brickworks include: Bonnyside Brickworks, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire. . .

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  • Novo Seventy

    Found by Ian Suddaby at Grangemouth. Note the lower leg of the second E’ is missing. 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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  • W R & J Carmichael Alloa Brick & Tile Work

    Found in the Tillicoultry area. This example is not in my possession. A section of enamelled garden edging with a shell design. W R & J Carmichael. Alloa Brick and Tile Works,  Alloa. . . .

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  • Heatheryknowe

    Found by J Stephen Burns in the Kilsyth, Glasgow area. I am not in possession of this example. Heatheryknowe is stamped in raised lettering. (Note – SBH – I have a similarly stamped brick but it is also stamped to the other side with ‘J McN.S & Co Heatheryknowe Glasgow’). James McNaughton Son & Co,…

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  • George Beattie

    15/06/1872 – North Briton – The late Mr George Beattie. This gentleman, a well-known citizen and architect, formerly a member of the great firm of Wm. Beattie & Sons, builders, died at his residence is Grove Street, of heart disease, on Tuesday last. The deceased gentleman, in conjunction with his son William, has set his…

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  • Brickworks, Henderson Row, Portobello

    Brickworks, Henderson Row, Portobello. (Note – SBH – Henderson Row was situated on the southeastern boundary of the Abercorn Brick and Tile Works. Annals of Duddingston and Portobello – 1898  – Another old brickwork existed at the same time on the site now occupied by Henderson Row, but concerning it, we have little authentic information,…

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  • Celtic

    Found in the Broch Burn, Nitshill by Ian Suddaby. Although this brick is incomplete, it is highly likely that it reads, ‘Celtic’ but it looks like a much earlier version than the other ‘Celtic’ bricks listed on the SBH website. Unknown maker. Find location and stamp may suggest Scottish origins but … Find location may…

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  • 37 Atlas

    Found by Ian Suddaby on the shore at North Queensferry. This example is not in my possession. Atlas Brickworks, Bathville, Armadale, West Lothian . . .  

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  • Optimus British Made brick found in Argentina.

    Mystery brick. These bricks are in the possession of Ari Solzi who lives in Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina. Ari bought them from a lady who obtained them from a demolished book shop in Buenos Aries, Argentina. The manufacturer of the brick is unknown but from the stamp, it appears to have been manufactured somewhere in…

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  • Sankey BM Scotch brick found in Argentina

    This brick was found by Omar Pérez near Villa María, in Córdoba, Argentina. Omar states – I am a philatelist and scholar of the Argentine railways and their traveling postal brands. I am about to edit the first whole of a book. More than 40 years ago we found with a friend, now deceased, some…

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  • Stein Glasgow brick found in Argentina

    The following ‘Stein Glasgow’ brick is in the possession of Ari Solzi. It was found in Santa Fe, Argentina. Below – Stein Glasgow – 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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  • Glenboig ‘Crown’ U 16

    Found by Chris Graham on the Solway Firth. 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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  • E Diamond

    Found by Chris Graham near Annan. This example is not in my possession. James Dougall & Sons Ltd, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire. Alternative brickworks include: Bonnyside Brickworks, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire. .  

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  • Scottish bricks found in New South Wales, Australia

    The following bricks are in a collection owned by Josh Bra. They were recovered from an old garden path at a house in Chinchen Street, Islington, New South Wales. . . . Below – Gartcraig – Gartcraig Fire Clay Works, By Millerston, Glasgow. Below – Glenboig – Glenboig Union Fireclay Company, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Alternative brickworks include:…

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  • Hurll R 4

    Found by Ian Suddaby at Morningside Colliery near Wishaw in North Lanarkshire. 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. Dourie is a trademark of P and M Hurll, Gartliston Brickworks, Glenboig.

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  • Dourie 72 – 81

    Found by Ian Suddaby at Morningside Colliery near Wishaw in North Lanarkshire. 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. Dourie is a trademark of P and M Hurll, Gartliston Brickworks, Glenboig.

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  • Dourie 1328

    Found by Ian Suddaby at Morningside Colliery near Wishaw in North Lanarkshire. 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. Dourie is a trademark of P and M Hurll, Gartliston Brickworks, Glenboig.

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