This example is in the possession of Ian Suddaby. Found in Edinburgh on the site of an Iron Foundry built in about 1867. Ian states – An almost complete 8″ internal diameter glazed pipe made by Hurll, Young & Co at Heathfield Fireclay Works near Glasgow. This pipe was shortened in antiquity so it could fit…
These pencil or whistle drains were found by Ian Suddaby. They were found in 2003 at Longhaven near Peterhead. Cruden Bay Brick and Tile Works was a few miles away but where the pipes were made is unknown.
Although they did not contain water when found in the autumn, the drains appeared to be unblocked. It is thought, that in these very narrow drains, the water flow may thus be faster than in a ‘normal’ sized drain and thus not as prone to blocking with silt etc.
The tiles measure approx 12″ long x 1″ inside diameter and 1 1/2″ outside diameter although all these measurements can vary by a good 1/8″ depending on where you measure.
The following information is from Ian Suddaby. Ian states – This very unusual drain was seen near Edinburgh. It’s unusual because it’s made from two U-shaped or horseshoe drains, one upside down in the base and one the right way up on top. This clearly increases the capacity but has its problems. It’s also unusual…
The following information is from Ian Suddaby. Ian states – In the field next to a dilapidated Nissen Hut near Edinburgh, Scotland were rather more interesting field drains. It might be early July but mud is still in abundance. A very unusual collection drain in a pre-existing ditch has field clearance filled stone drains and…
Found by Geoff Hancock at Raws Farm, near Sandford, Strathaven, South Lanarkshire. The drain is ribbed and of the socket and spigot variety. It is approx. 18″ long. . . . . . . . .
Found Eshott, Northumbria by Brian Wardell. Horseshoe drainage tile marked ‘Drain’. It was marked ‘drain’ to ensure it avoided the brick tax and thus can be dated 1826 – 1850. Measuring 12″ x 5″ x 5″ . . . Below – Some bricks were also stamped drain as in this example. Some fascinating info from…
Found Bo’ness. Unidentified ‘drainage brick’ or simply a ‘hollow’ brick for building internal walls. . . . Below – 9″ x 3″ x 3″ with 2 x 1 1/4″ square holes .