• Fire Brick Works PH Gartliston

    Found Gartliston Works, Glenboig. PH – Peter Hurll. Note the crossed hammers in the centre. Garnqueen Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire Alternative brickworks include: Gartliston Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Building bricks at Garscadden Works, Drumchapel.            

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  • Glenyards Fireclay Company Ltd, Greenhill, Bonnybridge, Falkirk, Stirlingshire

    Glenyards Fireclay Company Ltd, Greenhill, Bonnybridge – Glenyards Brickworks (name prior to being known as Glenyards Fireclay Company Ltd ?)- AKA Greenhill Brickworks, Bonnybridge, Scott and Walker, The Glen Yards Company Limited, J Anderson & Company Ltd. Est prior to 1867 and ceased 1964. The works had a 12 chamber Hoffman Kiln. A tramway approx 250m to the south…

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  • R – C

    Found at Castlecary Fireclay & Lime Works, Castlecary Unidentified maker. Find location would suggest Scottish origins but … I have also previously found these bricks which may be connected. R & B Note the thumbprint to top right. . ‘R & C’ stamped bricks found at the Hurll Brickworks in Glenboig are associated with a…

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  • Sankey, London and Castlecary, North Lanarkshire connection.

    Following an exchange of thoughts with John Bramall, I am now certain this is another example of a Scottish company manufacturing bricks for a customer and adding their name to the brickmark. I am not sure but I think originally J.H. Sankey may have been merchants only thus they had bricks in their name manufactured elsewhere…

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  • R – C

    Found at Castlecary Fireclay & Lime Works, Castlecary. Unidentified maker. Find location would suggest Scottish origins but … Note the thumbprint to top right. . . ‘R & C’ stamped bricks found at the Hurll Brickworks in Glenboig are associated with a customer of theirs, namely Reichmann and Co. Although this ‘R – C’ stamp…

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  • Cleghorn Terracotta Brickworks, Lanark, South Lanarkshire

    Canmore Cleghorn Brickworks, Cleghorn, Lanarkshire. 16/11/1895 – Glasgow Herald – The following Companies were registered in Edinburgh during the past week – 3039 – The Cleghorn Terra Cotta Co Ltd established with a capital of £25,000 divided into 2500 shares of £10 each, to carry out an agreement with Mark Hurll, brick manufacturer, Glasgow and to…

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  • Birkhill Fireclay Mine, Avonbank, Polmont, Falkirk, Stirlingshire

    Birkhill Fireclay Mine, Avonbank, Polmont ( 3 sites) – Company name P & M Hurll. Established –  18th century. The high-quality Glenboig fireclay deposits in the area of Birkhill have been exploited since at least the 18th century. The oldest shaft is situated on the east side of the river, just north of Tod’s Hill….

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  • Scottish bricks found in Michigan, USA

    The following bricks are in the possession of Matt Lalonde, Michigan, USA. ‘Hurll, Glasgow’ brick  – found by the shore of Lake Huron in the Port Huron, Michigan. I am uncertain where exactly in Michigan, USA the following Scottish bricks were found. ‘Patent R Brown Paisley’ ‘J & M Craig, Kilmarnock’ ‘Heatheryknowe Patent Glasgow’ ….

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  • Gartcraig Fire Clay Co, Millerston, Glasgow – History

    (Note  – SBH – Of all the Scottish bricks I ‘see’ being found on foreign shores, the Gartcraig brickmark is by far the most prevalent and widespread.) Canmore Gartcraig, By Millerston, Glasgow. 1862 – Company started under the name Andrew Yeats and Company. His partner was Dr Willis. (Note – SBH – It  is unclear…

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  • Dourie 18 – 27

    Found Mayfield Brickworks, Carluke Garnqueen Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire Alternative brickworks include: Gartliston Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Building bricks at Garscadden Works, Drumchapel. Dourie is a trade mark of P and M Hurll, Gartliston Brickworks, Glenboig.

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  • Dourie

    Found Mayfield Brickworks, Carluke. Garnqueen Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire Alternative brickworks include: Gartliston Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Building bricks at Garscadden Works, Drumchapel. Dourie is a trade mark of P and M Hurll, Gartliston Brickworks, Glenboig.  

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  • 2 Dourie

    Found Mayfield Brickworks, Carluke Garnqueen Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire Alternative brickworks include: Gartliston Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Building bricks at Garscadden Works, Drumchapel. Dourie is a trade mark of P and M Hurll, Gartliston Brickworks, Glenboig.

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  • Dourie 2

    Found Mayfield Brickworks, Carluke Garnqueen Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire Alternative brickworks include: Gartliston Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Building bricks at Garscadden Works, Drumchapel. Dourie is a trade mark of P and M Hurll, Gartliston Brickworks, Glenboig.

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  • Klinit

    This example is not in my possession but picture reproduced by kind permission of FMA. Rectangular refractory brick with a rebated rectangular hole through the centre, filled by a plug. “KLINIT” stamped on the side Garnqueen Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire Alternative brickworks include: Gartliston Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Building bricks at Garscadden Works, Drumchapel. Klinit…

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  • Klinit R 7

    Found in Fife by TS Garnqueen Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire Alternative brickworks include: Gartliston Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Klinit is a trade name for P & M Hurll . .

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  • Klinit 36 – 45

    Found Gartliston Works, Glenboig Garnqueen Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire Alternative brickworks include: Gartliston Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Klinit is a trade name for P & M Hurll .

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  • Scottish bricks found in Chile

    The following Scottish bricks were found by Robert Runyard in a landfill area around the old freezer plant in Puerto Bories in southern Chile. Puerto Bories is located about 3 km to the northwest of Puerto Natales, in the Ultima Esperanza province of Chile’s XII region, not far from the Straits of Magellan. It was…

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  • Dourie 2

    Found Newmains, Morningside, North Lanarkshire Garnqueen Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire Alternative brickworks include: Gartliston Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Building bricks at Garscadden Works, Drumchapel. Dourie is a trade mark of P and M Hurll, Gartliston Brickworks, Glenboig.

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  • R & C

    Found at the Gartliston Works. I have only ever found R & C bricks at the Hurll Gartliston or Garnqueen works in Glenboig and as such I am, until proven otherwise, happy to identify Hurll as the maker. I do believe this is yet another example of a Scottish brick manufacturer making bricks for a…

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  • Tarrasfoot Tileworks, Nr Langholm, Dumfries and Galloway

    Canmore  – Tarrasfoot Tile Works, Dumfries & Galloway  – The Duke of Buccleuch started Tarrasfoot Tile Works in the early 19th century. The works produced drain tiles that were mainly used on the Buccleuch estate. The works closed in 1969 and by 1975 the buildings were used for storage. There were four fireboxes in the…

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  • klinit

    Found Garliston Works, Glenboig Garnqueen Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire Alternative brickworks include: Gartliston Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Klinit is a trade name for P & M Hurll .

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  • 1878 – Scottish brick manufacturers adverts

    1878  – Slaters Directory – Adverts. Michael Yates & Co, Quarry Masters and Brick manufacturers, Brownhill Quarries by Holytown. Kelvinside Quarries, Glasgow. Fife Coal Co Ltd, Beath and Blairadam Collieries. Office 9 Baltic Street, Edinburgh – sec James Gray. Works and Kelty office – Charles Carlow Jun Manager. Garnkirk Fire Clay Co, Garnkirk, Nr Glasgow….

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  • Dourie

    Found New Cumnock. Garnqueen Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire Alternative brickworks include: Gartliston Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Building bricks at Garscadden Works, Drumchapel. Dourie is a trade mark of P and M Hurll, Gartliston Brickworks, Glenboig. Below – Virtually the same stamp, just slightly smaller. Found in the Glasgow area by Eddie McLean.  

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  • Klinit R

    Found Gartliston Works, Glenboig Garnqueen Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire Alternative brickworks include: Gartliston Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Klinit is a trade name for P & M Hurll .

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  • Klinit 7

    Found Gartliston Works, Glenboig Garnqueen Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire Alternative brickworks include: Gartliston Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Klinit is a trade name for P & M Hurll . .

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  • Gartcraig Scotland Gaskil JI

    Found Bonnyside, Bonnybridge, Scotland A large special Gartcraig Scotland and either Gaskil or Caskil and JI 19″ x 12″ x 6″ Gartcraig Fire Clay Works, By Millerston, Glasgow . .     A similar named brick was found in the St John River in northernmost Maine, USA 29/01/2015 – I have had an epiphany regarding the origins…

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  • Klinit (45 -)54

    Found at Firth of Forth Bo’ness Partial – may be more numbers than just 54 most likely 45 – 54 Garnqueen Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire Alternative brickworks include: Gartliston Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Building bricks at Garscadden Works, Drumchapel. Klinit is a trade name for M & P Hurll.

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  • Scottish Refractory Industry 1830 – 1980

    By Kenneth W Sanderson A must-read if you are at all interested in the subject of the Scottish brick industry and in particular the refractory side of the business. It refers in detail to the 3 ‘stalwarts’ of the Scottish refractory industry namely James Dunnachie 1835 – 1921 William Douglas 1855 – 1937 John G Stein…

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  • Glenboig Union Fireclay Company, Glenboig, North Lanarkshire – History.

    The Glenboig Star Fire Brick Works and the Glenboig Fireclay Works joined to form the Glenboig Union Fireclay Company, Glenboig which by the end of the 19th century was reputed to be the largest fireclay company in the world. ****************************************************** Fire-clay brick manufacture began in the Scottish central belt near Glenboig in the 1830s.  The manufacture…

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