The following bricks were found by Benita Bond in Nova Scotia, Canada. All the bricks were found at Lochmans Beach in Sydney Mines, Nova Scoti with the exception of the Dougall brick which was found on Florence Front Beach. Glenboig Union Fireclay Company, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Glenboig Star Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Douglas Fireclay Works, Dalry,…
The following bricks are depicted in a book written by Warwick Gemmell and entitled – “And so we graft from six to six”. It describes the brickmaking history of New South Wales, Australia.
The following Scottish bricks feature as being imported into NSW.
GEC S Cardowan (Note – does anyone know what GEC & S stands for)
Starworks JD Glenboig
These bricks were photographed in Millsville, Nova Scotia, Canada by Alena Martin. Alena states ” I was talking pictures of our original coal burning fire place and it caught my interest! Our house was built in Rural Nova Scotia (Millsville / Scotsburn) in 1886 by the Young family. Could these be Gartcraig bricks? One is…
20/04/1835 – Caledonian Mercury – Circuit Court of Judiciary, Ayr. 14/04/1835 – James Carey or Kerry, Brick and Tile Maker, Kilmarnock was accused of falsehood, fraud and wilful imposition. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to be imprisoned at Ayr jail for 6 calendar months and to be kept at hard labour. (Note – SBH…
‘Gartcraig’ and ‘Heatheryknowe, Patent, Glasgow’ bricks found by Romney Brain Port at Blakely on Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA. Romney states ” In the late 1800s and early 1900s, the Port Blakely Mill operated as one of the largest lumber mills in the world (for many of those years, it was). (https://portblakely.com/port-blakely/our-story). Walking the shores of Port Blakely…
Garnqueen Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Gartliston Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Gartliston (opened 1889) and Garnqueen (opened 1895) which was closer to Glenboig village, being about 1 mile south east of the village. Canmore – Gartliston Canmore – Garnqueen Monklands – a cracking read – A personal recollection By Bob McMillan P & M Hurll Ltd owned Birkhill Clay Mine in…
Found By Sue Butterworth. It was dug up in her garden at Bolwarra which is close to Maitland, Morpeth, Newcastle in New South Wales Australia. Glenboig Union Fireclay Company, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Alternative brickworks include: Glenboig Star Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Glenboig Fireclay Works, (Old Works) Glenboig, Lanarkshire .
Found Bonnyside, Bonnybridge. Gartcraig Fire Clay Works, By Millerston, Glasgow . . . .
Found Bonnyside, Bonnybridge. Gartcraig Fire Clay Works, By Millerston, Glasgow. . . . .
Found by Guillermo Dubosc on the banks of the River Uruguay, City of Salto, Uruguay. Gartcraig Fire Clay Works, By Millerston, Glasgow. . . . .
Found by Bob Trlin on the Cocos Islands, Australia. Jas Goldie & Son, Shawfield Toll, Glasgow, 1884 2019 – Bob states “We have just returned from the Cocos Islands located in the Indian Ocean half way between Perth and Sri Lanka. The Islands were settled in 1827 by the Clunies-Ross family and run as a copra…