• Morningside K

    Found at Oakvale, Livingston. Morningside Fireclay Works, Newmains, North Lanarkshire. This was inadvertently left at the find site. . . .

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  • Etna 9′ 0″

    Found at Oakvale, Livingston. Note the ‘9’ appears to be an upside down’6′ and the ‘T’ has serifs which is very unusual on an Etna stamped brick. Etna Brickworks, Armadale, West Lothian. Alternative brickworks include: West Works, Armadale, West Lothian. .

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  • Etna Great Britain brick found in Malagueño, Argentina

    This brick was found by Gustavo Agustin Coronel. It was found at a lime kiln, Hornos Fabrica No 4 in Malagueño, Córdoba, Argentina. Below – Etna Great Britain fire brick. Etna Brickworks, Armadale, West Lothian. Alternative brickworks include: West Works, Armadale, West Lothian. . . . .

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  • Fraser Kirkcaldy 5

    Found in the Edinburgh area. This circle brick has a ‘5’ to the rear. Alexander Fraser, Den & Galatown Brickworks, Kirkcaldy. . . . .

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  • O Morningside

    Found at Oakvale, Livingston. Morningside Fireclay Works, Newmains, North Lanarkshire. . . . .

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  • Brown Paisley

    Found in the Paisley area. Robert Brown & Son, Ferguslie Fireclay Works, Paisley, Renfrewshire. This example has raised lettering on one side and indented letters on the other. . . . .

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  • Stein Glasgow 1

    Found by Chris Tilney near Stanley, Co Durham. 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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  • Allan & Mann Govan Patent Glasgow brick found in Trinidad

    Terrence Honore of the Palmiste Historical Society states – It was found at the former Palmiste sugarcane estate at Palmiste San Fernando Trinidad. Site of an old brick bridge for use by trains transporting sugarcane circa the 1800s. Allan & Mann, Port Eglinton, Glasgow Alternative brickworks include: Rutherglen Pottery, Glasgow. Mallsmire Works, Myrtle Park, Crosshill,…

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  • Scottish bricks found in Borneo, Malaysia

    Many thanks to Daphne Lim for the following information and photographs. Rawyards Glasgow and Hurll bricks found in Kuching, Sarawak, Borneo. Daphne states – My name is Daphne Lim & I live in Kuching, Sarawak, Borneo.  My (maternal) great, great grandfather Mr Chan Kho was one of the founding fathers of this small town of…

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  • Grangehill Estate Brickworks, Kinghorn, Fife

    Grangehill Estate Brickworks, Kinghorn, Fife. (Note – SBH – These may have been known by another name). Below – 27/01/1906 – Fifeshire Advertiser – Important proposal. New industry at Kinghorn. Prospectuses have been issued for the formation of a joint-stock company for the manufacture of sand-lime bricks and stone and tiling to the West of…

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  • SBC

    Found by Matt Wilson near Kirkintilloch. I am not in possession of this example. Scottish Brick Corporation. Following the nationalisation of the coal industry in 1947, the National Coal Board (NCB) inherited a number of brickworks. Around 1969,  saw the NCB selling off its brickworks with the Scottish Brick Corporation (SBC) taking over most of…

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  • Carrick Academy, Maybole, South Ayrshire

    Ian Suddaby states – Carrick Academy in Maybole, Ayrshire is soon to replaced with a modern community hub, school and leisure centre. The existing school was built from red brick and red sandstone in 1925 and extra accommodation was added in the 1970s. Digging work in the grounds suggests that the 1925 building was made…

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  • H Young

    Found by Ian Suddaby at the site of the old Heathfield Fireclay Works. I am not in possession of this example. Heathfield Fireclay Works, Heathfield, Lanarkshire. Alternative brickworks include: Cardowan Fireclay Works, Lanarkshire. .

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  • Douglas 24

    Found by Chris Graham in the River Petteril near Carlisle. This example is not in my possession. Douglas Fireclay Works, Dalry, Ayrshire. . . . .

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  • B Stein

    Found by Drew Stewart on the Tweed Estuary, Berwick. This example is not in my possession. Note the ‘B’ appears to be reversed. 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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  • E Stein

    Found by Drew Stewart on the Tweed Estuary, Berwick. 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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  • Starworks J*D Glenboig EIR

    Found by Ian Suddaby in the West Lothian area. I am not in possession of this example. Glenboig Union Fireclay Company, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Alternative brickworks include: Glenboig Star Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Glenboig Fireclay Works, (Old Works) Glenboig, Lanarkshire. .   ************************************ Following on from the research related to this link which supplies highly probably evidence that…

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  • O Youngs

    Found at Oakvale, Livingston. Heathfield Fireclay Works, Heathfield, Lanarkshire. Alternative brickworks include: Cardowan Fireclay Works, Lanarkshire. . .   Below – A similar stamp on a brick found at the same location by Ian Suddaby. Note the lazy ‘O’ which is lying on its side. Note the thumbprint to the bottom left.

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  • 1 Morningside

    Found by Ian Suddaby in the West Lothian area. I am not in possession of this example. Morningside Fireclay Works, Wishaw, Lanarkshire. The mark above Morningside is unclear. It may be an underscored 1 or an inverted ‘T’ or it could be a random ‘blemish’. . . Below – A similar mark found on a…

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  • Howie and Morningside bricks found in Winnipeg, Canada

    Many thanks to Shayne Campbell, President & Executive Director Settlers, Rials & Trails – Argyle Museum, for permission to use the photographs of their Scottish bricks. The following bricks are in the possession of the Argyle Museum, Winnipeg, Canada. The bricks were obtained from a junkyard in Winnipeg and are believed to have been salvaged…

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  • Kirkwood

    Found at Oakvale, Livingston. Darnley Fireclay Works, Nitshill, Glasgow (Allan Kirkwood). This brick does not appear to have been manufactured from fireclay. It is entirely possible that the Darnley Fireclay Works were also manufacturing composite bricks from local shale or blaise waste. The following photographs attempt to show the composition of these bricks which show shale…

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  • Castlecary F

    Found by Ian Suddaby at Bruntons, Musselburgh. This example is not in my possession. Castlecary Fireclay & Lime Works, Castlecary, Stirlingshire. . . .

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  • Nettle C L

    Found by Eddie McLean in the Glasgow area. 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 X

    Found by Eddie McLean in the Glasgow area. 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 BE 161

    Found by Eddie McLean in the Glenboig area. The ‘E’ of the additional stamp is not clear. It could be various letters such as ‘D’ or ‘F’ etc 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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  • Douglas X brick found in New South Wales, Australia

    This brick is in the possession of Leslie White and was found in the Hawkesbury (NSW) region during a demolition job. Douglas Fireclay Works, Dalry, Ayrshire. Note the unusual stencilling. It possibly reads ‘I R S26 3″. So was this added at the Douglas Fireclay Works as perhaps an order number, code for the customer…

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  • Rype? Scotland

    Found by Hayden Callahan in Cobourg, Ontario, Canada. Note – I am not in possession of this example. The manufacturer is unknown but what can be seen of the stamp would suggest it was manufactured in Scotland. . Below – The top line may be missing 1 or 2 letters at the end. The stamp…

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  • Glenboig B 35

    Found by Eddie McLean in the Glenboig area. 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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  • C C F

    Found by Eddie McLean in the Glasgow area. Note the reversed ‘F’. Unidentified maker Find location suggests Scottish origins but….. . . Below – The frog on the above brick is very similar in shape and design to the B & SS and NCB Gartshore bricks on this page. The fabric of the bricks are…

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