This example is in the possession of the National Museum, Scotland. Note the small lug above the ‘C’. The rear has an unusual square-ended frog with a middle bar. Scottish Brick Corporation. Following nationalisation of the coal industry in 1947, the National Coal Board (NCB) inherited a number of brickworks. Around 1969, saw the NCB…
Mayfield Brickworks, Carluke, South Lanarkshire.
14/12/1934 – Carluke and Lanark Gazette – Suggestion put forward to manufacture bricks at Mayfield, Carluke and utilising the unused tors there.
21/12/1945 – Carluke and Lanark Gazette – New brickwork for Carluke – There is a likelihood of a new brickwork being started in Carluke. The Coltness Iron Co., Ltd., is contemplating starting a new work at Mayfield at an early date and it is expected that when in full production it will give employment to over 40 people. Preliminary work is in progress in anticipation of the “go ahead ” order.
1947 – c. 1965 – The 1985 publication ‘A survey of Scottish brickmarks’ suggests that the Coltness Iron Company operated the brickworks between these dates.
05/08/1949 – Motherwell Times – Motherwell, Wishaw and Bellshill firms on parade at Exhibition … Among the largest of the county exhibitors Is the Coltness Iron Company Ltd., Newmains, which will display steel and iron castings, bricks and cement … The firm’s display will let the public and manufacturers see the various castings done at Newmains, the bricks produced at Mayfield and Stepps Brickworks (Stepends?), and cement from the Newmains works.
c. 1965 – 1978 – The 1985 publication ‘A survey of Scottish brickmarks’ suggests that the Caledonian Brick Company operated the brickworks between these dates.