The flood plain of the Urr has excellent deposits of blue clay, which were quarried for brickmaking once imported coal ensured a good fuel-supply. It seems strange that Dalbeattie should make bricks, but the labour cost of working granite is considerable. Many of the so-called granite houses actually have brick in the rear of the…
Find location suggests Scottish origins but….
Something like Dunshalt Brick and Tile Works, Auchtermucthy, Fife – which is 20 miles or so from the find site or the Den Brick and Tile Works, Kirkcaldy, Fife.
Below – Many thanks to Chris McIntyre for the following information. The DBT bricks in this photo were handed in as being found in the Dumfries area and it is suspected that DBT stands for Dalbeattie Brick and Tile Works. The bricks are very similar to my DBT example as found in Dundee. So could this brickmark be a Dalbaeattie product?