The following bricks were found at Old Manutenção Militar, Beato – Lisbon, Portugal by Rui Ribolhos, Lisbon, Portugal. Empatia Arqueologia LDA. Rui states – I am an archaeologist working in Lisbon at an old nun’s convent from the XVII th century (Convento das freiras Grilas, Beato, Lisboa) transformed into a military facility of baking bread…
Found in Scotland but the exact location is unknown.
Find location would suggest Scottish origins.
8 cored red clay brick with lifting tool marks.
This is unusual in that the lifting tool is not designed to fit into the brick cores. The tool looks to be made from 2 flat and narrow prongs.
The prongs are 2 5/8″ apart.
The right prong has penetrated to 2″.
The left prong was initially stuck into the brick but it has emerged within a core channel and thus the depth of penetration cannot be ascertained.
There are other indentations and marks around the bottom left core of the photo below and the top left core of the second photo. These may be finger impressions.
Found at Heathfield Fire Clay Works. Note the thumbprint to the top right which has slightly deformed the ‘S’. Heathfield Fireclay Works, Heathfield, Lanarkshire. Alternative brickworks include: Cardowan Fireclay Works, Lanarkshire. .
Found at the Heathfield Fireclay Works, Garnkirk. Note the thumbprint to the top right, partly obscuring the ‘D’. Heathfield Fireclay Works, Garnkirk. . . .
Found at the Heathfield Fireclay Works. Note the thumbprint to the top right. Heathfield Fireclay Works, Garnkirk. . . .
Found at the Heathfield Fireclay Works. Note the thumbprint to the bottom left. Heathfield Fireclay Works, Garnkirk. . . . Below – Note the thumbprint to the bottom left and the upturned ‘A’. Found at the same location.
This unmarked red clay brick was found by Ian Suddaby and is interesting for several reasons. Ian states:- Below – 1852 – 1853 – What appears to be a row of Gunpowder Mills are shown in 1853 alongside the Gore Water at Gorebridge in Midlothian, Scotland. Down in the river, an impressive sandstone wall with…
Found by Geoff Hancock in the Stonehouse, South Lanarkshire area. I am not in possession of this example. Note the thumbprint to the top right. Heathfield Fireclay Works, Garnkirk. . .
The following bricks were found in the area of Mount Parker, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong by Jade Ling, Kenny Tang and team. Jade is retired and states – In the past few years, I started to find historical remains in Hong Kong and searched for their background stories. The bricks attached are all related to…
Found by Ian Suddaby near Forfar. I am not in possession of this example. Note the thumbprint to the top right. 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.
Found by Michael Fallone in the Glasgow area. This brick may have been used as a land drainage ’tile’ or its a brick for internal walls. Note the ribbing to the exterior and interior and also there are possible lifting tool marks. The manufacturer is unknown but the find location would suggest Scottish origins but…