Scottish bricks found by Vladimir Smirnov, St Petersburg, Russia

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.





St Petersburg

Youngs and Young – Heathfield Fireclay Works, Heathfield, Lanarkshire




Newton – likely to be Newton Brickworks, Blantyre, Lanarkshire.



Fire Clay Works Heathfield (although brickmark is not clear) – Heathfield Fireclay Works, Heathfield, Lanarkshire.


Glenyards – Glenyards Fireclay Works, Glenyards, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire.



Glenboig – Glenboig Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire.


JD Starworks Glenboig – Glenboig Star Fireclay Works,Glenboig, Lanarkshire.

Starworks Glenboig


Starworks Glenboig

Fire Brick Works Gartliston – Gartliston Brickworks, Glenboig

Fire brick works Gartliston

Gartcosh – Gartcosh Fireclay Works, Garnkirk, Lanarkshire.



Garnkirk Warranted / Garnkirk – Patent on reverse / Garnkirk – Garnkirk Fireclay Works, Lanarkshire







Edmonstone Patent – Edmonstone Brickworks, Millerhill, Edinburgh

Edmonstone Patent

Dougall – Dougall’s Brickworks, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire.


Clackmannan 1872 – Clackmannan Brick and Tile Works, Clackmannan.


Castlecary – Castlecary Fireclay & Lime Works, Kilsyth, Stirlingshire.


Patrick & Brownlie Crown Brand – Maker not confirmed but believed Patrick & Brownlie, Carluke, Lanarkshire

Patrick & Brownlie Crown Brand

Bonnyrigg Patent – Maker not confirmed but believed to be Eldin Colliery Company or Lothian Coal Company.

Bonnyrigg Patent

Bonnybridge Brand  –  Bonnybridge Silica & Fireclay Co Ltd , Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire.

Bonnybridge Brand

Bonnybridge –  Bonnybridge Silica & Fireclay Co Ltd , Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire.


Atlas –  Atlas Brickworks, Bathville, Armadale, West Lothian


Arniston – Arniston Coal Lime & Brickworks, Gorebridge, Midlothian


Alloa / A Bald, Alloa – Meta Brickworks, Fishcross, Clackmannanshire.



A Bald


A Bald


Cumbernauld (640x480)

Morningside Altos

Morninside Atlos found St Petersburg

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 interests 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


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