The following Scottish bricks were found by Denis O’Keefe on the south-west coast of Victoria, Australia. The Cumbernauld and Cardowan Patent were both found in the same pile of bricks on the shore. The pile is thought to be discarded ships ballast. . Below – Cardowan Patent – Cardowan Fire Clay Works, Stepps, Glasgow. Cumbernauld…
Christine Warren, Canada writes – I took the attached in Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada in 2011. Pictou is known as the birthplace of New Scotland.
Bricks stamped ‘Etna’, ‘Thistle’ and ‘Gartcraig Scotland Gaskil’ form part of a blacksmiths forge at the ironworks in Pictou, Nova Scotia.
Etna Brickworks, Armadale, West Lothian.
Alternative brickworks include:
- West Works, Armadale, West Lothian.
and ‘Thistle’ – Stein, Castlecary Fireclay Works, Castlecary, Stirlingshire.
- Stein, Manuel Firebrick and Refractory Works, Whitecross, Stirlingshire.
- Stein & Co, Anchor Brickworks, Denny, Stirlingshire.
- Milnquarter Fireclay & Gannister Works, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire.
Gartcraig Fire Clay Works, By Millerston, Glasgow.
It was found by Pauline Godbout Santerre on a beach in, Canada. . . . . Below – Bourtreehill Kilmarnock – Bourtreehill Fireclay Works, Dreghorn, Ayrshire.
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…
This brick was found by Debbie and Trevor McBride in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada. Debbie states – “We had been told that there was a Hudson Bay Company Dairy on our property. The Creek that runs through our property is called “Dairy Creek” for the reason of the dairy being here. That was in 1860.”…
Found in Waltham, Massachusetts, USA by Larry Cormier. Gartcraig Fire Clay Works, by Millerston, Glasgow. . . . .
This brick was found by Emily Zeringue in a little town called Pierre Part, South Louisiana, USA. . . . . Below – Forth – Roughcastle Firebrick Works, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire.
This brick is in the possession of Vladimir Smirnov, St Petersburg, Russia. It was found 200km south-west in Gdov. Below – Grangemouth Warranted – Grangemouth Firebrick Works, Skinflats, Grangemouth, Falkirk. . . .
Found by Vassily Khvalyuk in Sevastopol, Russia. . . . . Below – Patent Wilson & Son Glasgow – William Wilson & Son, brickmaker and builder, Muirhouses Brickworks, Eglinton Street and Pollokshaw Road, Glasgow and Campbellfield Brick Tile and Pottery Works, Glasgow. (Note – SBH – I am uncertain which works this particular brick was…
This brick was found by Александр Лушников in Kiev, Russia. Glenboig Union Fireclay Company, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Alternative brickworks include: Glenboig Star Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Glenboig Fireclay Works, (Old Works) Glenboig, Lanarkshire. .
Found by Noah Gallan in St Johns, Newfoundland, Canada. The bricks were found in a fireplace purchased by Noah. . . . Below – Gartcraig – Gartcraig Fire Clay Works, By Millerston, Glasgow.