Many thanks to Mike Allan for the following information and photographs. Mike states – These two octagonal chimney ‘cans’ were salvaged by me from our family house at Osborne Place, Dundee (built 1869). Methven, Kirkcaldy, was in the business of both homewares and utilities. Garnkirk, Lanark, made utilitarian wares. Ours was one of 4 houses,…
The following article is based on the Scottish bricks found by Vladimir Smirnov in and around his home in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
Vladimir has managed to collect a fascinating collection of Scottish bricks and bizarrely, a good few of them appear to have never surfaced, as yet, in their Country of origin.
Below – Youngs and Young – Heathfield Fireclay Works, Heathfield, Lanarkshire.
Below – Newton – likely to be Newton Brickworks, Blantyre, Lanarkshire.
Below – Fire Clay Works Heathfield (although brickmark is not clear) – Heathfield Fireclay Works, Heathfield, Lanarkshire.
Below – Glenyards – Glenyards Fireclay Works, Glenyards, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire.
Below – Glenboig – Glenboig Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire.
Below – JD Starworks Glenboig – Glenboig Star Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire.
Below – Fire Brick Works Gartliston – Gartliston Brickworks, Glenboig.
Below – Gartcosh – Gartcosh Fireclay Works, Garnkirk, Lanarkshire.
Below – Garnkirk Warranted/Garnkirk – Patent on reverse/Garnkirk – Garnkirk Fireclay Works, Lanarkshire.
Below – Edmonstone Patent – Edmonstone Brickworks, Millerhill, Edinburgh
Below – Dougall – Dougall’s Brickworks, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire.
Below – Clackmannan 1872 – Clackmannan Brick and Tile Works, Clackmannan.
Below – Castlecary – Castlecary Fireclay & Lime Works, Kilsyth, Stirlingshire.
Below – Patrick & Brownlie Crown Brand – Patrick & Brownlie, Crown Fireclay Works, Glasgow.
Below – Bonnyrigg Patent – Maker not confirmed but believed to be Eldin Colliery Company or Lothian Coal Company.
Below – Bonnybridge Brand – Bonnybridge Silica & Fireclay Co Ltd, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire.
Below – Bonnybridge – Bonnybridge Silica & Fireclay Co Ltd, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire.
Below – Atlas – Atlas Brickworks, Bathville, Armadale, West Lothian.
Below – Arniston – Arniston Coal Lime & Brickworks, Gorebridge, Midlothian.
Below – Alloa and A Bald, Alloa x 2.
Below – Cumbernauld
Below – Morningside Altos
Below – Fordell – Fordel Brick and Tile Works, St Davids Harbour, Fifeshire.
Bute – This is not a Scottish produced brick but I have included it for interest’s sake. Produced at the Bute Colliery Brickworks at High Spen in the Derwent Valley, these firebricks are often assumed to be of Scottish manufacture. Garesfield Collieries, the original owners of the pit, were firmly a Tyneside based concern, the Scottish connection being that the Mineral Rights were owned by the Marquis of Bute, the bricks were therefore named accordingly, and helped differentiate the products of their various operations