Found by میرشمس الدین پیراسته فرد (Mir Shams Addin Pirastefard) at Shour Valley Geosite, Qeshm Island, Iran. This brick is now deposited at Qeshm Island UNESCO Global Geopark Museum. Bonnybridge Silica & Fireclay Co Ltd, Bonnybridge. alt Calder Firebrick Works, Airdrie, Lanarkshire. alt Chapelhall Works, Lanarkshire. Hepworth Ceramic Holdings plc (GR-Stein Refractories Ltd. parent co)…
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 found by Paul McCullum and his son, Sam, on the banks of the East River, New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, Canada. . . . . Below – Gartcraig – Gartcraig Fire Clay Works, By Millerston, Glasgow. Below – Glenboig – Glenboig Union Fireclay Company, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Alternative brickworks include: Glenboig Star Fireclay Works, Glenboig,…
Found by Rish Ramoutar during excavating foundations for a house in the Aranguez District, Trinidad. Gartcraig Fire Clay Works, By Millerston, Glasgow. . . . .
This brick was found by Anastasiya Proshicheva at the site of an abandoned village at Svir River near the settlement called Lodeynoye Pole, District in Leningrad Oblast, Russia. Her great grandfather had lived there and she took it with her as a memory of her ancestor. The village was burnt by Nazis. Polton Coal Company…
The following two bricks are in the possession of Vladimir Smirnov. Both were found in St Petersburg, Russia. Vladimir states – “A very nice A.PATRICK & Co was found in the basement of one of St.Petersburg downtown buildings. Also CROWN brick was in the same bricklaying” Crown Fireclay Works, East Nelson Street, Glasgow. . ….
Found by Bill Kellett. Bill states – This one was found in 2014 or 15 offshore at Union Bay, Vancouver Island, Canada. Union Bay was a shipping terminus for coal during the early part of the 20th Century. Atlas Brickworks, Bathville, Armadale, West Lothian. . .
This brick was found by Bill Kellett at the site of a former coal mining camp in Southern British Columbia, Canada. The mine and camp closed-down in 1940, and has long since become overgrown. Bill states – The camp was called Blakeburn, it operated from about 1922 until 1940. It was the site of British…
This salt-glazed pipe is in the possession of Ian Suddaby and was recovered in Edinburgh. Ian states – “It’s very interesting. The mark on the side is GLENBOIG * and it might therefore have been made in the Starworks at Glenboig, North Lanarkshire. I presume they made pipes as well as bricks. It’s the first…
This brick was found by Craig Powell at the Mount Jackson gold mine in Western Australia. Craig states – There were dozens of them made into a kitchen fireplace and many more loosely stacked around the old station homestead near the abandoned mine. The kitchen section was an add on to the original building which…
Found by Eric and Amanda Hastings in the City of Troy, New York State, USA. This example is not in my possession. This special product measures – 11 1/2″ x 13″ x 4 1/2″ deep. The hole is 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2 ” x 2 1/2 deep. It dips about 1/2 to 1 inch…