• Dougall brick found in Iran

    Found by Daud Rajah in Abadan, Iran. The ‘Dougall’ brick was found in a domestic fireplace of a house in Harrow, Abadan, Southern Iran. This house was destroyed during the Iran-Iraq war. James Dougall & Sons Ltd, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire. Alternative brickworks include: Bonnyside Brickworks, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire. . . . .  

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  • A Dougall

    Found by Ian Suddaby on the boundary of the old Bonnyside Brickworks site, Bonnybridge. I am not in possession of this example. Note the thumbprint to the top right. James Dougall & Sons Ltd, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire. Alternative brickworks include: Bonnyside Brickworks, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire.  

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  • Seafield Farm Clayfield, Inverness

    Seafield Farm Clayfield, Inverness (Note – SBH – I am uncertain if a brickworks was ever erected at this location. Can anyone also confirm this was the clayfield location if not a brickworks). 15/01/1841 – Inverness Journal and Northern Advertiser – On the farm of Seafieldwithin a mile of the Royalty of Inverness, there is…

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  • Crater Gt Britain

    Found by Ian Suddaby on the boundary of the old Bonnyside Brickworks site, Bonnybridge. I am not in possession of this example. Manufactured by the Etna or Atlas Brickworks, Armadale, West Lothian. . . Below – Brickmaking in Armadale – states that the Crater trademark was used by the Etna/Atlas Brickworks. The Survey of Scottish…

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  • 3A Regd No 812302

    Found by Ian Suddaby on the boundary of the old Bonnyside Brickworks site, Bonnybridge. I am not in possession of this example. The manufacturer of this brick is unknown. The find location would suggest Scottish origins but … . .

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  • Moray

    Found by Ian Suddaby on the boundary of the old Bonnyside Brickworks site, Bonnybridge. I am not in possession of this example. The manufacturer of this brick is unknown. The find location would suggest Scottish origins but … (Note – SBH – A similar example was found on a shingle bank at Berwick, England). .

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  • 3 Stein Ladle

    Found by Stuart Malcolm on the site of the old Manuel Brickworks, Whitecross. I am not in possession of this example. 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 7

    Found by Stuart Malcolm on the site of the old Manuel Brickworks, Whitecross. I am not in possession of this example. 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 6

    Found by Stuart Malcolm on the site of the old Manuel Brickworks, Whitecross. I am not in possession of this example. 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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  • Goa A

    Found by Ian Suddaby on the boundary of the old Bonnyside Brickworks site, Bonnybridge. I am not in possession of this example. The manufacturer of this brick is unknown. The find location would suggest Scottish origins but … Ian states – An interesting curiosity brick here, really a side arch with a thickened portion at…

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  • KTG

    Found by Ian Suddaby on the site of the old Bonnyside Brickworks. This example is not in my possession. The manufacturer is unknown. The find location would suggest Scottish origins but … Ian states – This brick was stamped KTG, for King, Taudevin & Gregson, of Scotland Street in Sheffield, South Yorkshire. They constructed furnaces…

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  • Kingseat Company

    Found by Bill Duff at Torryburn, Fife. This example is not in my possession. Kingseat Colliery, Kingseat, Dunfermline. . . .

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  • Scottish bricks found in Canada.

    Found by Meredith Gedge-Hawkins in the Ottawa River off Jacques Cartier Park in Gatineau, Quebec Canada. . . . . Below – Gartcraig Scotland No 1 – Gartcraig Fire Clay Works, by Millerston, Glasgow. . Below – Gartcraig – Gartcraig Fire Clay Works, by Millerston, Glasgow. Below – Glenboig – Glenboig Union Fireclay Company, Glenboig,…

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  • Scottish bricks found in Chile

    Many thanks to José Ignacio Aguilera Martinez for the following information. José states – I share some images of the exhibition room that I developed, about the mining history of the nineteenth century in La Higuera (Chile). In it, there are photographs of reverberatory furnaces and a series of refractory bricks, of the group the only Chilean…

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  • Hurll, Young & Co Heathfield

    This example is in the possession of Ian Suddaby. Found in Edinburgh on the site of an Iron Foundry built in about 1867. Ian states – An almost complete 8″ internal diameter glazed pipe made by Hurll, Young & Co at Heathfield Fireclay Works near Glasgow. This pipe was shortened in antiquity so it could fit…

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  • Scottish bricks found in Belgium

    The following bricks were found by Jacob Serge at a demolished military camp at Leopoldsburg, Belgium. . . . . Below – Castlecary – Castlecary Fireclay & Lime Works, Castlecary, Stirlingshire. Below – Preston Grange – Prestongrange Brick, Tile and Fireclay Works, Prestonpans, East Lothian.  

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  • Benbecula Brickworks, Benbecula, South Uist, Invernesshire

    Canmore – Local knowledge records that there was a brickworks on Benbecula, located near where the telephone exchange now stands. It was set up by Lady Gordon Cathcart to provide employment for island men following the potato famine and produced bricks and tile drain pipes. Clay was extracted from the surrounding area. The brickworks were demolished…

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  • Thistle ^ 6

    Found by Chris Graham in the Barrow on Furness 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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  • The Scottish silicosis scheme

    04/04/1919 – Kilsyth Chronicle – The Workmen’s Compensation (Silicosis) Act, 1918, created a new scheme of compensation for workmen engaged in what is called “The Refractories Industries” which means the processes carried on at mines, quarries, and factories, at which refractory material containing not less than 80 per cent, of silica is used. Illness, arising…

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  • S & W LD

    Found by Ian Suddaby in Bonnybridge. This example is not in my possession. Not the thumbprint to the top right. Smith and Wellstood Foundry Brickworks, Bonnybridge. . .

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  • APGR-S 42

    Found by Ian Suddaby in Bonnybridge adjacent to the old Bonnybridge Silica and Fireclay site. This example is not in my possession. The manufacturer is unidentified. The find location would suggest Scottish original but it is thought that APGR will stand for AP Green refractories. This was an American company but it had many links…

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  • Glenboig A-1 D 1

    Found by Chris Graham in South Cumbria. 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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  • Octo 24

    Found in Bonnybridge. 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 in 1973 and closed Chapelhall in 1980. Therefore between 1972 and 1980, GR-Stein…

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  • Octo D 418

    Found by Ian Suddaby in Bonnybridge. 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 in 1973 and closed Chapelhall in 1980. Therefore between 1972…

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  • Novo 50 T 15

    Found by Ian Suddaby in Bonnybridge. 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 in 1973 and closed Chapelhall in 1980. Therefore between 1972…

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  • Ganister

    Found adjacent to the site of the old Bonnybridge Silica and Fireclay Company, Bonnybridge. Unfortunately, the brick is broken but it would definitely have been stamped Ganister. Note the very large thumbprint to the top right. The manufacturer is unknown. The find location would suggest Scottish origins but … Several brick manufacturers in the Bonnybridge…

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  • Glenyards

    Found at Clayknowes, Bonnybridge. Note the thumbprint to the bottom left. Glenyards Fireclay Works, Glenyards, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire. . . .

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  • BB XL

    Found near to the site of the Bonnybridge Silica and Fireclay Works. Unidentified maker. The find location would suggest Scottish origins and BB possibly stands for Bonnybridge or more likely an abbreviation for ‘Bonnybridge Brand’ which was a trademark of the company. It was found alongside other Bonnybridge stamped bricks. It has lovely ‘kiss marks…

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  • Forth II

    Found in Bonnybridge. Forth II or Forth 11. Roughcastle Firebrick Works, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire. . . .

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