This example was found by Alysia McHarg while digging in her parent’s backyard in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. The house was built in 1910. James Dougall & Sons Ltd, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire Alternative brickworks include: Bonnyside Brickworks, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire. .
These bricks were found by Denis Foulem along the Bathurst harbour seashore, located in the province of New Brunswick in Canada.
Denis states:- The bricks were used to build a large, three-story building on Main Street in Bathurst way back in 1901, which was the W.J. Kent Company Ltd general store and headquarters. The business ran from 1901 until September 1990 and the building sadly was demolished afterwards. The family estate couldn’t afford the costly roof repairs required to maintain the building, and thus a local landmark was lost forever.
The bricks were dumped at a specific point along the Bathurst harbour to act as a breakwater near the confluence of the Nepisiguit River (the site is known locally as Billy White’s Wharf, named after a sawmill that was located there in the early 20th century).
Below -‘Gartcraig’ and ‘Gartcraig Scotland’ stamped bricks.
Below – ‘Kirkwood’ – Darnley Fireclay Works, Nitshill, Glasgow (Allan Kirkwood).
Below – ‘Dougall’ –
James Dougall & Sons Ltd, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire.
Alternative brickworks include:
- Bonnyside Brickworks, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire.
Below – ‘Stepps’ – Manufacturer unknown but very likely Scottish and very likely a product of the Cardowan Fire Clay Works, Stepps, Glasgow or its onetime sister company the Heathfield Fireclay Works, Garnkirk.
Found by Segev Moisa on the beach at Jaffa, Israel. Roughcastle Firebrick Works, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire. . . . .
Found By Hamish Fenton on the shore of the Wadden Sea at Nordby, Fanø, (near Esbjerg), Denmark. Stein, Castlecary Fireclay Works, Castlecary, Stirlingshire. Stein, Manuel Firebrick and Refractory Works, Whitecross, Stirlingshire. Stein & Co, Anchor Brickworks, Denny, Stirlingshire. Milnquarter Fireclay & Gannister Works, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire. .
Found by Tracy Ellington in a burn in Millhouse, Tighnabruaich, Argyll and Bute. I am not in possession of this example. Gartcraig Fire Clay Works, By Millerston, Glasgow. . . .
Found by Fabrizio Morelli in the foundations of his house at Huinca Renanco, Córdoba, Argentina. The house was built in 1927. Below – BAP Forth – Roughcastle Firebrick Works, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire. I believe this brick is manufactured for the South American Railway network. click here. . Below -BAP = Buenos Aires and Pacific Railway. “LGSM” is an…
The brick was found in the territory of an old sugar factory near Belgorod (close to the Ukrainian border) together with bricks from the Ukrainian region. Many thanks to Vladimir Smirnov for sending the photo and details. The stamp reads ‘ALA GLENBOIG’. Note the elongated letter ‘I’. “ALA” is French for ‘ in the manner…
Found by Susan Alsaran on Flower Pot Beach, Trinidad. Glenboig Union Fireclay Company, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Alternative brickworks include: Glenboig Star Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Glenboig Fireclay Works, (Old Works) Glenboig, Lanarkshire .
This tile was found by Marco Samaniego in the abandoned ruins of an old house in the City of Humaitá, Department of Ñeembucú, Paraguay. It measures 29.5cm x 29.5 cm. Etna Brickworks, Armadale, West Lothian. Alternative brickworks include: West Works, Armadale, West Lothian. . .
Found by Chris Graham on the Solway Firth. This example is not in my possession. Due to the water wear the ‘O’ could be a ‘C’ or a ‘G’. James Dougall & Sons Ltd, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire Alternative brickworks include: Bonnyside Brickworks, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire.
Found by Kurtis Fusco in the River Winnipesaukee at Franklin, New Hampshire, USA. Gartcraig Fire Clay Works, By Millerston, Glasgow. . . . .