Many thanks to Alun Hughers for sending this photo of Scottish bricks he saw in Hunte’s Garden, Barbados. Thistle brick – 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. Calder brick – Bonnybridge Silica &…
The following bricks were found by Benita Bond in Nova Scotia, Canada. All the bricks were found at Lochmans Beach in Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia 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, Ayrshire.
James Dougall & Sons Ltd, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire.
Atlas Brickworks, Bathville, Armadale, West Lothian.
Etna Brickworks, Armadale, West Lothian.
Roughcastle Firebrick Works, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire.
Stein, Castlecary Fireclay Works, Castlecary, Stirlingshire.
P and M Hurll, Gartliston and Garnqueen Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire.
Below – Glenboig brick.
Below – Starworks JD Glenboig brick.
Below – Douglas brick.
Below – Dougall brick.
Below – Atlas brick.
Below – Possibly an Etna brick.
Below – Forth brick.
Below – Thistle brick.
Below – BCM Thistle brick.
Below – Hurll.
This was found by Tony Gray in the Wearside, Sunderland area. This example is not in my possession. 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) bought the Bonnybridge Silica & Fireclay Co. Ltd in 1972, closed…
Many thanks to Vladimir Smirnov for sending a photograph of this brick which was found in St Petersburg, Russia. Alloa Brick & Tile Works, Alloa, Clackmannanshire. . . . .
This brick is in the possession of Vladimir Smirnov and was found in Kandalaksha, Arkhangelskaya Province, Russia. The brick was found within a domestic dwelling of a local merchant. Garnqueen Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Alternative brickworks include: Gartliston Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Building bricks at Garscadden Works, Drumchapel. .
Found by Lindsay Elmore at an old gold mine outside Ravenswood, Queensland, Australia. Gartcraig Fire Clay Works, By Millerston, Glasgow. . . . .
Found at the Manuel Works Whitecross. Stein Sillimanite – this has high alumina content. AL2O2 – S1O2. Melting point 1545 C. This is an aluminium silicate material. On heating to 1545 C it breaks down to mullite and a siliceous glass. Benjamin Silliman. Stein, Castlecary Fireclay Works, Castlecary, Stirlingshire. Stein, Manuel Firebrick and Refractory Works, Whitecross, Stirlingshire….
Thank you to Olga Kubareva for forwarding photos and information on this brick. Olga is a director of the Museum and Exhibition Center of the KB JSC “Apatit” in the city of Kirovsk, Murmansk region, Russia. On a survey of an old mine in the Khibiny Mountains, several Dougall stamped bricks were found. The mine operated…
Found by Scotty Dee in an old diamond mine at Copeton Dam, NSW Australia. Gartcraig Fire Clay Works, By Millerston, Glasgow. . . . .
Found by Jason Stott. This example is not in my possession. Glenboig Union Fireclay Company, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Alternative brickworks include: Glenboig Star Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Glenboig Fireclay Works, (Old Works) Glenboig, Lanarkshire .
Found by AOC Archaeology at the old glassworks, Bath Road, Leith, Edinburgh. Hawkhill Brickworks, Restalrig Road, Leith, Edinburgh. So who is J Dougall? Possibly connected to James Dougall of Bonnyybridge? . . . Below – This is the reverse of the brick. Note the strange regular, irregular marks. Any ideas as to the caise?