Found by Alan Robertson and Nikki Seats in the Alloa area. This is a large special. It is broken on the left-hand side as you see it here. The top edge is ‘stepped’ for the full length of the brick. Alloa Brick and Tile Works, Alloa, Clackmannanshire. . . .
Found in Alva by Gordon Wyle.
This is a large floor tile and very similar to the Alloa floor tiles – click me.
Note the last ‘T’ is different to the rest of the letters in that it has serifs and the others do not.
I do not believe Clayton & Cos is the tile manufacturer. I believe this is the name of the company that made the tile / brick making machine – Henry Clayton, Son and Howlett of Atlas Works, Harrow Road, London.
There are many examples of brick stamped Clayton & co on one side and the brick manufacturer on the other. I believe this was a marketing ploy either by Henry Clayton themselves to promote their machines or by the brickmakers who were keen to let the world know that their bricks were made on a Clayton machine and thus perhaps of a better quality to other bricks.
This brick was very likely manufactured at the Alva brick and tile works but by which individual?
1867 – William Robertson – Brick and Tile Maker, Alva, Dollar
1878 – J & D Philp – Brick & Tile Makers, Alva Brickworks, Alva, Clackmannanshire
1886 – John Philp – Brick and Tile Maker, Alva Works, Alva, Clackmannanshire.
1903 – Andrew Harley – Brickmaker, Colbrook Place, Alva. RSO Clackmannanshire.
The exact location of these brickworks is uncertain but it is believed to have been on the banks of the Firth of Forth near to the Alloa/ Craigward Brick and Tile Works. See below. Below – 1825 – Alloa Brickworks. Alexander Bald. So there are references to 2 x brickworks and a Tyle Work. From…
Found by Bob Banks at Forthbank, Alloa. This example is not in my possession. Clackmannan Brick And Tile Works, Clackmannan, Clackmannanshire. . . . Below – A whole Clamannan 1875 brick found by Nikki Seats along the River Forth in the Stirling area. This example is not in my possession.
Found by Alan Robertson and Nikki Seats in the Alloa area. Clackmannan Brick And Tile Works, Clackmannan, Clackmannanshire. . . . .
Found at Cottown, near Perth, Fife and kindly donated by Nick Basden. Probably a product of David Gillespie, Brick, Tile and Fire Clay Works, Clackmannan . . . .
Photographed by Andrew Wood. This is not in my possession. Stamped ALVA to the front. Stamped Clayton & Cos Patent to the rear. I do not believe Clayton & Cos is the tile manufacturer. I believe this is the name of the company that made the tile / brick making machine – Henry Clayton, Son and…
Many thanks to Vladimir Smirnov for the following information. This brick was found in St Petersburg, Russia by Georgiy. This Bald brick should be manufactured by Alexander Bald, Alloa Brick & Tile Works, Alloa, Clackmannanshire. All known bricks marked BALD, are accompanied by the initial ‘A’ – A. BALD. The top line has 3 Russian Cyrillic…
Found Alloa. Alloa Brick & Tile Works, Alloa, Clackmannanshire Note the frog corners are scalloped. . . .
This ‘A Bald Alloa’ brick is believed to have been found by Martin, in New South Wales, Australia. – source Alloa Brick & Tile Works, Alloa, Clackmannanshire. . . . .
Found in the Alva area. Clackmannan Brick And Tile Works, Clackmannan, Clackmannanshire. . . . .