Canmore (These work may have been connected in business with the Jenny Lind Composition Brickworks – Source – Survey of Scottish Brickmarks) 21/05/1881 – Lanarkshire Upper Ward Examiner – Messrs Dixon Ltd. Manufacture bricks at their Carfin Colliery, near Motherwell. For prices, &c, apply there or at Calder Ironworks, Coatbridge. 18/10/1884 – Wishaw Press –…
Found at the old Coltness Ironworks site at Coatbridge.
Find location would suggest Scottish origins …No non Scottish bricks were found on site so I believe these bricks will be manufactured in Scotland and most likely at the Jenny Lind Composition Brickworks for reasons below.
These were found among building demolition and in substantial numbers. These ‘Pressed’ bricks were found in blocks of rubble cemented alongside bricks marked ‘Hyslop’ and ‘Jenny Lind’
The size of the ‘Pressed’ brick and lettering font was very similar to that of the ‘Hyslop’s and ‘Jenny Lind’s so there is a good chance they were manufacatured at either of these works.
The frog of the ‘Jenny Lind’ bricks is very similar too.
Below – Blocks of rubble containg bricks stamped ‘Pressed’ and ‘Jenny Lind’
Below – ‘Jenny Lind’ and ‘Hyslop’ marks for comparison.
Found in the West Lothian area by Arnie Faichney. Airdrie House Brickworks, Airdrie, Lanarkshire. Alternative brickworks include: Kipps, Coatbridge, Lanarkshire. . .
The Barracks, Stirling aka Armament Depot aka Railway Company Stores. Canmore A rectangular stone-built two-storey building, slated roof. End and central bays advanced, central bay with topped with ball finials. Loading doors in the upper storey. Referred to locally as the French Barracks. Forthside estate was sold to the British Army in 1864, upon the…
Canmore Source 1981 – Jenny Lind Brickworks, also known as Carfin Colliery Brickworks, A Jeffrey and Co. Ltd. (Note – SBH – I am not sure if this is true as both Jenny Lind and Carfin Colliery Brickworks may be marked separately on a 1910 map. Requires clarification). This works made common bricks which were…
Airdrie House Brickworks, Airdrie, Lanarkshire AKA Mosside Brickworks or was this a separate site? Airdrie House (now Monklands General Hospital) Most of The Moss and the area around Whinhall belonged to the Airdrie House Estate until the beginning of this century. The estate was owned and occupied by the Hamilton family for nearly 300 years…
Found by Eddie McLean in Glasgow. Unidentified maker. Find location would suggest Scottish origins but….. . . .
Cobbinshaw South Oil Works and the brickworks appear to have shared the same location. The original brickworks were built c. 1870 and the oil works c.1873 The South Cobbinshaw Fireclay and Brick Company – This company was formed to restart the brickworks. Registration Date: 16th May 1884 Registered Office: Townhall Street, Inverkeithing. Directors: Thomas Scott, 12…
Found in Wishaw among piles of rubble used to back fill a pond. All the bricks surrounding it were Scottish. The maker is unidentified. The find location would suggest Scottish origins but…. . . Below – The same stamp thin, 2 3/4″ deep example found at The Barracks, Stirling. This example was possibly made at…
Coats Brickwork, Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire The name Brand crops up twice in “A Survey of Scottish Brickmarks” with the first instance being Robert Brand proprietor/owner of Garturk Brickworks and the other, James, Janet and Robert Brand, also proprietors/owners, of Rochsolloch Brickworks. 25/11/1856 – Edinburgh Gazette – Bathgate, Airdrie and Coatbridge Railway – A Branch Railway diverging out…
Canmore Calder Iron Brickworks, Whifflet, Coatbridge. Owned by the Carnbroe Ironworks. Working prior to 1863. Its name was changed to Gartuck or Garturk Brickworks by 1914. Source Kenneth W Sanderson. ************************** Ian King, a former electrician working in and around brickworks and other industrial sites, states the Calder Iron Works made its own fire bricks up…