• West March Brick and Tile Works, Paisley, Renfrewshire

    West March Brick and Tile Works, Paisley, Renfrewshire. (Note – SBH – I cannot see these works depicted on a map. They are just West of various brickworks including Victoria Brickworks and the Caledonian Brick and Drain Tile Works, so perhaps West March was an alternative name for a brickworks I have already detailed). Below…

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  • Bonnybridge brick found in Brazil

    Many thanks to Marco Machado for forwarding the following information. This brick was found near a power plant situated at the Patu Dam, Atintico Nordeste Oriental, Brazil.  The dam was built c. 1919 – c. 1923. Bonnybridge Silica & Fireclay Co Ltd, Bonnybridge. alt Calder Firebrick Works, Airdrie, Lanarkshire. alt Chapelhall Works, Lanarkshire. Hepworth Ceramic…

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  • Blairdardie Brickworks, Duntocher, Glasgow

    Blairdardie Brickworks is situated on the banks of the Forth and Clyde Canal about 1 1/2 miles West of Canniesburn Toll. (Note – so is this on the same site as the works later called the Garscadden Brick and Tile Works or the Blairdardie Brickworks that were erected just East of Garscadden Brickworks when they…

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  • Cloberhill Brickfield, near Knightswood, Glasgow

    Chapter Five  – Brick and Field drain Works – Written by Eric Flack and reproduced by kind permission.  It is a fascinating read. Another local industry was the manufacture of bricks. Three of the local brickwork’s produced terracotta type bricks and field tiles or drains in updraught kilns from locally dug red clay. These were…

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  • Blairdardie Brick and Tile Works, Yoker, Glasgow

    Blairdardie Brick and Tile Works, Yoker, Glasgow. These appear to have been erected after c. 1916 when the Garscadden Brick and Tile Works closed. They were situated just East of the old Garscadden Works). 18/11/1924 – Edinburgh Gazette  … then west-wards along the north side of Canal for 20 lineal yards or thereby, thence southerly,…

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  • Bryceland Brickfield, Gorbals, Glasgow

    Bryceland Brickfield, Gorbals, Glasgow. (Note – SBH – I cannot see Bryceland Brickfield on a map. I may already have recorded it under another name. For clarification). 17/11/1845 – Glasgow Herald – Brickfield to be let. There will be let by public roup within the Burgh Court Hall, City Buildings, Wilson Street upon Wednesday 10th…

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  • Craigpark Brickworks, Victoria Road, Glasgow

    Craigpark Brickworks, Victoria Road, Glasgow. This may well be one of the same with the Cullochfauld Brickfield, 493 Duke Street, Glasgow. 1798 – Craigpark House in Dennistoun, photographed by Thomas Annan just before its demolition in 1870. The merchant James McKenzie (1761-1838) was a partner in D J & M McKenzie and Tassies & Co and…

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  • Cullochfauld Brickfield, 493 Duke Street, Glasgow

    Cullochfauld Brickfield, 493 Duke Street, Glasgow. This may well be one of the same with the Craigpark Brickworks as operated by William Wilson of Campbellfield. 1798 – Craigpark House in Dennistoun, photographed by Thomas Annan just before its demolition in 1870. The merchant James McKenzie (1761-1838) was a partner in D J & M McKenzie and…

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  • Glenboig 5 L

    Found by Ian Suddaby in the Bo’ness area. Left in situ due to size. 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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  • J Binnie Gartcosh L5

    Found by Ian Suddaby in the Bo’ness area. Left in situ due to size. James Binnie, Gartcosh Fire Clay Works, nr Glasgow. . . . .

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  • 24 D Docken 8121

    Found by Angel Rose at Oldfield’s Reclamation Yard in Oldhill near Dudley, England. This example is not in my possession. 24 D Docken 8121 – possibly B121. James Dougall & Sons Ltd, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire. Alternative brickworks include: Bonnyside Brickworks, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire.

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  • Hurll brick found in Québec, Canada

    This brick was found by Isabelle Leblanc in Sainte-Thérèse, Québec, Canada. Isabelle states that the brick was found at her house which was built in c. 1870. Below – ‘Hurll’  – Garnqueen Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire Alternative brickworks include: Gartliston Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Building bricks at Garscadden Works, Drumchapel.

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  • Arniston 1864

    Found by Alain Magee near St Boswells. This example is not in my possession. Arniston Coal, Lime & Brick Works, Gorebridge, Midlothian. . . . .

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  • Gartcraig brick found in Australia

    This example was found by Graham Teede about 400m southeast of the old townsite of Kanowna east of Kalgoorlie, Australia. Graham states – Interestingly it was not near any other buildings as such which makes me think someone may have used it for a small furnace to smelt some gold. Although I’m sure there were fireplaces…

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  • C 265

    Found at the site of the old Bonnyside Brickworks, Bonnybridge. Unidentified maker. Find location would suggest Scottish origins but … Considering the find site, this may well be a James Dougall product. . Below – Front and rear of this special shape. .

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  • C 264

    Found at the site of the old Bonnyside Brickworks, Bonnybridge. Unidentified maker. Find location would suggest Scottish origins but … Considering the find site, this may well be a James Dougall product. . Below – Front and rear of this special shape. .

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  • HOU

    Found at the site of the old Bonnyside Brickworks, Bonnybridge. Unidentified maker. Find location would suggest Scottish origins but … Considering the find site, this may well be a James Dougall product. It is very likely that HOU stands for the customer’s name or business. . John Bramall points out that a possible customer could…

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  • Gartcraig brick found in Australia

    This brick forms a set of steps at a house owned by Margaret Lesjak at Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia. Broken Hill is a frontier mining town in the far west of New South Wales, in the Australian outback. Gartcraig Fire Clay Works, By Millerston, Glasgow. . . .

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  • Dougall

    Found at Dougalls old works, Bonnyside, Bonnybridge. James Dougall & Sons Ltd, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire Alternative brickworks include: Bonnyside Brickworks, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire. . . Below – End view showing this is a side arch.

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  • B 1

    Found at the site of the old Bonnyside Brickworks, Bonnybridge. Unidentified maker. Find location would suggest Scottish origins but … Considering the find site, this may well be a James Dougall Bonnyside Brickworks, Bonnybridge product. . .

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  • Gartcraig Scotland

    Found on the site of the old Bonnyside Brickworks, Bonnybridge. Gartcraig Scotland – Gartcraig Fire Clay Works, by Millerston, Glasgow. . . . .

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  • BAP

    Found on the site of the old Bonnyside Brickworks, Bonnybridge. I believe this brick was manufactured for the South American Railway network. Click me. Unidentified manufacturer but considering the find site and the fact it was found in a pile of bricks stamped ‘Dougall’, it is quite likely this will be a Bonnyside Brickworks product….

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  • SDR

    This example was found on the site of the old Bonnyside Brickworks, Bonnybridge. SDR – The ‘D’ within a diamond motif stands for Dyson Refractories. These Dyson bricks were made at the East Works at Bonnybridge (Dougall/Dyson site). James Dougall & Sons Ltd, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire Alternative brickworks include: Bonnyside Brickworks, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire.

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  • Found on the site of the old Bonnyside Brickworks. An oval or a circle with a diagonal strike or slash through it. ∅ Information Unidentified manufacturer. Find location would suggest this is a James Dougall product. James Dougall & Sons Ltd, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire. Alternative brickworks include: Bonnyside Brickworks, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire. .  

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  • Gartcraig Scotland B

    Found at the site of the old Bonnyside Brickworks, Bonnybridge. Gartcraig Fire Clay Works, By Millerston, Glasgow. . . . .

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  • Gartcraig

    Found on the site of the old Bonnyside Brickworks, Bonnybridge. Gartcraig Fire Clay Works, By Millerston, Glasgow. . . . .

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  • LAB Sillimanite

    Found at the site of the old Bonnyside Brickworks, Bonnybridge. Unidentified maker. Find location would suggest Scottish origins but … Considering the find site, this may well be a James Dougall product. James Dougall did manufacture sillimanite products. The meaning of ‘LAB’ is unknown.

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  • Diamond shape

    Found at the old James Dougall works, Bonnyside, Bonnybridge. Unidentified maker. Find location would suggest Scottish origins but … Considering the find site, this may well be a James Dougall product. It may also be an early Dyson Refractories product. They took over the Bonnyside Works from Dougall and their emblem, which appeared on many…

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