Found by Ian Suddaby at Esk Bridge Brickworks near Penicuik. This is not in my possession. It appears to be a section of wall coping. JD – John Dennis – Brick and Tile Manufacturer, Ellonville, Esk Bridge, Dalkeith . .
These unmarked bricks were found on the site of the old Esk Bridge Brickworks, Ellonville, Eskbank, Penicuik.
Very distinctive raised circular lugs.
There were quite a number of these lying on site.
It is entirely possible that these bricks are a product of the works.
The only other similar marked brick I have seen is a Cobbinshaw.
Below – A brick found on site that looked as if it was stamped but I think the marks within the frog are residual clay blobs.
Below – Smeaton fire bricks were found on site. A ‘white’ and ‘red’ example below. Note the reversed ‘N’ on the upper brick.
Below – This brick was simply stamped with an ‘X’
Below – This partial brick was also found on site and I believe it should read ‘DENNIS’ after the owner John Dennis. The ‘N’s are reversed.