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.
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.
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,…
Many thanks to Terrence Honore and the Palmiste Historical Society for the following information. These Scottish bricks were found on the Cedar Grove, Canaan Palmiste Estates, Trinidad. They were formerly owned by Scotsmen like the Lamonts. A chimney of bricks from that era 1810, still stands, along with bridges and a few other structures. The…
The following bricks are in the possession of Boris Talpa, Rostov on Don, Russia. They were found in the Vladivostok and Primorye area of Eastern Russia. . . Below – Glenyards – Glenyards Fireclay Works, Glenyards, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire. Note the thumbprint to top right. Below – Boghead – Boghead Fireclay Works, Bathgate, West Lothian. ….
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 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. . . .