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,…
Matthew Hennessey an archaeologist with Underground overground Archaeology an archaeological consultancy based in Christchurch, New Zealand has emailed to say the following Scottish bricks have been found at an excavation at Lyttelton Port, Christchurch, New Zealand.
Both appear to be large floor tiles or slabs.
They are marked Castlecary C250 and a Starworks JD Glenboig.
Castlecary Fireclay & Lime Works,Castlecary, Stirlingshire
Glenboig Union Fireclay Company, Glenboig, Lanarkshire.
Alternative brickworks include:
- Glenboig Star Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire.
- Glenboig Fireclay Works, (Old Works) Glenboig, Lanarkshire
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…
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 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…
Below – 28/11/1874 – Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald – The Cape Finisterre – A novel cargo – During the past week good deal of local interest has been felt in this new ship, loading here for Tasmania. The “Cape Finisterre” has been bnilt for Messrs Abram Lyle & Sons, of Greenock, Messrs Thomas Wingate &…
Found during an archaeology dig, Ravenswood, North Queensland, Australia. Photograph by kind permission of Dave Parkhill. Ravenswood is a small mining town and locality in the Charters Towers Region, Queensland, Australia. After the discovery of gold in 1868 through to the early 1900s, the township flourished and grew to nearly 5000 residents and boasted 48 hotels. Several…
Found By Eddie McLean in Glenboig. Glenboig Union Fireclay Company, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Alternative brickworks include: Glenboig Star Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Glenboig Fireclay Works, (Old Works) Glenboig, Lanarkshire .
This brick is in the possession of Jimmy Dobson in the USA. It was found in a river in New Hampshire, USA. Allan & Mann, Port Eglinton, Glasgow. Alternative brickworks include: Rutherglen Pottery, Glasgow. Mallsmire Works, Myrtle Park, Crosshill, Glasgow.