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.
Found Lochdrum Farm, High Bonnybridge (very close to the Clayknowes Brickworks, Bonnybridge)
Clayknowes Brickworks, Greenhill, Bonnybridge.
This version has letters sans serif.
I wonder why the makers dropped the ‘K’ and the ‘E’ when stamping the bricks?
Note the thumbprint to the top right.
Below – A very similar stamp found on a brick found in Glasgow. The letters are a very slightly different shape, particularly the ‘S’ and the slightly oversized ‘L’.
Below – A very similar stamp found on a brick found at Clayknowes, Bonnybridge. Note the oversized ‘L’ and ‘N’. The centre of the ‘O’ has also popped out.
(Note – SBH – Is there any connection between Clayknowes Brickworks, Bonnybridge and Clayknowes Pottery and Brickworks, Gallowgate, Glasgow?)
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. . .
Found at Clayknowes, Bonnybridge. Note the thumbprint to the bottom left. Glenyards Fireclay Works, Glenyards, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire. . . .
Found on Drum Farm, Bonnybridge. Note the thumbprint to the top right. 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…
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…
This unstamped clay pipe was found by Geoff Hancock in a shed on Raws Farm, near Sandford, Strathaven. South Lanarkshire. Its provenance prior to that is unknown. It is likely to have been for channelling water. There are several local disused tileworks that this may have been manufactured at but it also has the look…
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.
This brick is in the possession of John Stevens. John states – I believe it came from a fireplace in an old north Brisbane home here in Queensland. Note the thumbprint to the bottom left. Blochairn Sand and Fire Clay Co, Blochairn, Glasgow. . .
This brick was found by Gustavo Agustín Coronel. He lives in the City of Malagueño Córdoba, Argentina. Gustavo states (apologies for the quality of the google translation) – I would like to tell you that since last year I have been researching and studying the history of our city, this study was carried out mainly…
Found by Ian Suddaby in Leith, Edinburgh. This example is not in my possession. Ian states – This might well be a second as it’s not well made. On the first photo, the frog is malformed and looks like it’s been repositioned in the press. The whole brick is misshaped too and the letters aren’t clear,…