Found by Patrick Keith Griffin in Rhode Island, USA. . . . . . Below – Forth – Roughcastle Firebrick Works, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire. Below – Gartcraig Scotland – Gartcraig, By Millerston, Glasgow.
The following photos were kindly supplied by Tony Bedassie who found these bricks on a beach in Trinidad.
Etna, Patent R.Brown Paisley, Gartcraig Patent Glasgow, Patent Wilson & Son Glasgow, Glenboig, Gartcosh, Allan & Man Govan Patent Glasgow, Atlas and possibly Coltness.
Etna Brickworks, Armadale, West Lothian.
Alternative brickworks include:
- West Works, Armadale, West Lothian.
Below – ‘Patent R Brown & Son, Paisley’ – Robert Brown & Son, Ferguslie Fireclay Works and Caledonian Brick and Tile Works, Paisley.
Below – Possibly a Coltness brick.
Below – A grave edged with Etna bricks.
Below – A Gartcraig Patent Glasgow brick found on Galfa Beach, Trinidad by Patricia Bissessar.
Below – And yet more Scottish bricks found by Tony on Trinidad – Broken Forth brick, Morningside, Patent William Wilson and Son Glasgow brick, Starworks JD Glenboig brick, Cumbernauld brick and 2 x English bricks Doulton St Helens brick and a Rufford Stourbridge brick.
Below – More Scottish bricks found on Trinidad by Tony.
Below – Dougall.
Below – Bonnybridge.
Below – R & W Horn, Patent.
Below – Port Dundas with a reversed ‘N’.
Found by Chris Tilney and Steven Tait on the banks of the River Tyne, Newcastle. This example is not in my possession. JF 408 Glenboig A 100 21 B or possibly 10 C or 10 G instead of 100. Glenboig Union Fireclay Company, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Alternative brickworks include: Glenboig Star Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Glenboig…
This was found by Craig Powell. Craig states – This was found out in the bush at Statham, Perth, Western Australia. It was found around a campfire halfway between Yellowdine and Mount Palmer, both gold-mining ghost towns so could have been from either location as I’ve found broken piles of Gartcraig bricks at both sites….
Found at High Bonnybridge. The consensus of opinion, prior to finding this brick, is that ‘Crater’ was a trademark of the Etna/Atlas Brickworks in West Lothian. This information is detailed in this link The Bricks of Bathville and Armadale and bricks stamped ‘Crater’ have been found on the site of the old Etna/Atlas Brickworks. This…
Found by Isabel and David Fairgrieve at Bonnyside, Bonnybridge. This example is not in my possession. Atlas Brickworks, Bathville, Armadale, West Lothian. . . .
Photographed by Martin Leedham. These bricks form a brick floor in a small hotel in Bridgetown, Barbados. Bonnybridge Silica & Fireclay Co Ltd, Bonnybridge. alt Calder Firebrick Works, Airdrie, Lanarkshire. alt Chapelhall Works, Lanarkshire. Hepworth Ceramic Holdings plc (GR-Stein Refractories Ltd. parent co) bought the Bonnybridge Silica & Fireclay Co. Ltd in 1972, closed Bonnybridge…
Found by Junjr Jagunap at a ruined sugar mill (c. 1926), Central Santos Lopez, Philippines. This example is not in my possession. 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.
The following bricks were found by John Gibson and to Mark Courneyea. John states – We are researching the history of a munitions factory in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, which was built in 1941, and we have almost finished a book on the factory. On a site visit a few days ago we came upon two…
Found by Gary Underhill at Goldfield, Nevada, USA. This was a surface find near the site of an 1860s bank building in Goldfield. . . . Below – Morningside – Morningside Fireclay Works, Newmains, North Lanarkshire, Scotland.
Found by Eddie McLean at Glenboig. Glenboig Union Fireclay Company, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Alternative brickworks include: Glenboig Star Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Glenboig Fireclay Works, (Old Works) Glenboig, Lanarkshire .