Dourie

Found by Ian Suddaby at Prestonpans in Winchburgh.

Ian states – I’ve never found this shape before and I can’t see it illustrated in any of the catalogues I’ve got. I’d call it an End or Side Circle brick and I’d guess it was intended to form curved structures where the skin only needed to be one brick (on edge) thick.

Both of these had a layer of tar or bitumen like material coating the inner face. I removed this layer from one of them, the other remains (photo 2).

I am not in possession of this example.

Garnqueen Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire

Alternative brickworks include:

  • Gartliston Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire.

Building bricks at Garscadden Works, Drumchapel.

Dourie is a trademark of P and M Hurll, Gartliston Brickworks, Glenboig.

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