(Note – SBH – From the details below, Andrew Swinley left Scotland in 1946 for Australia to start a brick making business with his brother James. This was possibly in the Melbourne area but not necessarily so. Does anyone know if they actually managed to establish a brick manufacturing business in Australia?) 01/12/1946 – Sunday…
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 historic buildings remain from this period. Due to an industrial strike in 1912 and subsequently World War I, by 1915 mining declined and the town was deserted.
Below – Blochairn – Blochairn Sand and Fire Clay Co, Blochairn, Glasgow.
Below – Crown – Crown Fire Clay Works, Glasgow.
Below – Starworks JD Glasgow.
Glenboig Union Fireclay Company, Glenboig, Lanarkshire.
Alternative brickworks include:
- Glenboig Star Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire.
- Glenboig Fireclay Works, (Old Works) Glenboig, Lanarkshire
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The following Scottish bricks were found by David W Garcia at various locations throughout California, USA. . . . . Below – Gartcraig Fire Clay Works, by Millerston, Glasgow. . Below – Robert Brown & Son, Ferguslie Fireclay Works, Paisley, Renfrewshire. . Below – Garnkirk Fireclay Works, Garnkirk, Lanarkshire.
Found by Eddie McLean in the Glasgow area. Unidentified maker but find location would suggest Scottish origins. The stamp ‘W8’ has been found on Glenboig and Gartcosh bricks. Glenboig Union Fireclay Works owned the Gartcosh Fire Brick Works at one point. Gartcosh Fireclay Works, Gartcosh, Glasgow. Glenboig Union Fireclay Company, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Alternative brickworks include:…
Found by Ben McAuley. Ben states – I’m a 15-year-old boy from Quebec Canada, and I found in the middle of thick woods a foundation and some tin roof and a really broken down bucket. No wood or anything else. I think it may have been a sugar shack (as I’m in a big sugaring…
Found by Kjell Myran on a beach at Hommelvik, Norway. 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 Adrian Boodan. Adrian states – I live in the Caribbean, Trinidad and Tobago. I obtained some Dykehead bricks from a nearby clay block factory where I live after they decommissioned a kiln. The kiln was constructed in 1969 and decommissioned last year. The kiln is at the Abel Block Factory at Longdenville, Trinidad,…
This Cardowan Patent brick was found by Alexander Prescott Hernandez – Williams, (9 years), by an old mill site in Holden, Massachusetts, USA. Cardowan Fire Clay Works, Stepps, Glasgow. . . . .
These bricks were found by Colin and James Smith in a wooded area near Oxtongue Lake, Ontario, Canada. The property has been a farm and a sawmill for the last 170 years and probably predates the village. Below – James Dougall & Sons Ltd, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire. Alternative brickworks include: Bonnyside Brickworks, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire. Note the two…
These bricks were found by Stephen Misener on the River Herbert, Nova Scotia, Canada. Gartcraig Fire Clay Works, By Millerston, Glasgow. . . . . .
This brick was found by Vince Dwyer on Bell Island, Newfoundland, Canada. 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. .