Found by George Kennedy in the Carluke area. This example is not in my possession. Meadow Brickworks, Braidwood, Lanarkshire. . . .
Found at Bourtreehill Fire Clay Works, Ayrshire.
Bourtreehill Fireclay Works, Dreghorn, Ayrshire.
However, because of the mark, I do not believe this is a Bourtreehill Fire Clay Works product.
At this time I believe it was manufactured by J McDonald, Braidwood.
Meadow Brickworks, Braidwood, Lanarkshire c. 1889 to post 1915
Meadow Brickworks, Carluke, South Lanarkshire, 1889 – 1920. The business of John McDonald, Son, & Company, Composition Brick and Fire Clay Manufacturers, Meadow Brick Works, Braidwood, Carluke. Partners Charles McDonald and William Barr dissolved partnership 30th April 1910.
Below – Measurements clockwise from the top opening.
Topside opening 14″ x 14″, Extreme right Female outside diam 9 1/2″, Female outside diam 8 1/2 “, Female outside diam 8 1/2, Male outside diam 6 1/2″, widest section 26 1/2″
Found by Ian Suddaby in Carluke. Meadow Brickworks, Braidwood, Lanarkshire. Subtle differences between my similar brick. The distance between the lines of text is different as is the spacing between the letters. . . .
The following 3 unmarked bricks were all found within the ruins of some brick buildings situated on the edge of an old clay pit at the old Hamilton, Braidwood Brickworks, Carluke. The chances are they were made on site but as they are unmarked, this cannot be said for certain. They were found alongside a…
Found at Meadow Brickworks, Braidwood, Lanarkshire Meadow Brickworks, Braidwood, Lanarkshire. . . . .
Found at Carluke on the site of the old James Allan Caledonian works, Carluke. There is nothing left of the Caledonian works bar the flooded claypit which the farmer is slowly filling with soil and rubble. This was a large coping block for a wall head. This was left in situ due to weight and distance…
Thornice Brick and Tile Works, nr Fiddlers Burn, Carluke. Canmore – Braidwood Brick and Tile Works aka Thornice Brick and Tile Works. Below – 24/10/1853 – Glasgow Herald – Thornice Tilework for sale. Proprietor, William Marshall residing at Fiddler’s Bridge. Below – 27/09/1854 – North British Agriculturist – Thornice Brick and Tile Works for sale…
Found by George Kennedy in the Carluke area. These items are in George’s possession. According to the J & R Howie catalogue of 1952, this design is called a middle ward gulley. Meadow Brickworks, Braidwood, Lanarkshire. . . . Below – The same stamp on another gulley but the exit and bend are more internal…
Meadow Brickworks, Braidwood, Carluke. John McDonald operated the works which were situated on the opposite side of the road from Scott’s Tea Room. They operated from c. 1886 – c. 1920 and manufactured composition and fire bricks. Partners Charles McDonald and William Barr dissolved partnership 30th April 1910. McDonald bricks were used to build the…
Originally these works were known as the Braidwood Tileworks. They later moved to the other side of the railway and became the Braidwood Brick and Tile Works. The date of this move appears to be unknown. Canmore – Braidwood Tileworks. Canmore – Braidwood Brick and Tile Works. Canmore – Braidwood Brick and Tile Works alt The Thornice…
Found by Ian Suddaby. This is a broken section of a large diameter water pipe. Meadow Brickworks, Braidwood, Lanarkshire. . . .