Scottish bricks found on South Island, New Zealand.

Details of the following bricks have been forwarded by Eion Ross who lives in Oamaru, South Island, New Zealand.

Eion states ” These bricks were found lying around the town, and I think they were from the local retorts which were demolished in the 1980s. The original gas works were built in the 1870s and rebuilt nearby 1939-40. I think these bricks if they did come from the would come from the later time ”

Heathfield Fireclay Works, Garnkirk.


Glenboig Union Fireclay Company, Glenboig, Lanarkshire.

Alternative brickworks include:

  • Glenboig Star Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire.
  • Glenboig Fireclay Works, (Old Works) Glenboig, Lanarkshire

and the ‘Sankey BM Scotch’ brick is very likely to be of Scottish origins too –

J H Sankey & Son, Essex Wharf, Canning Town, London.

This may be a Scottish product. A collaboration between Weir Castlecary and Sankey hence the Scotch reference.  Please see this link for my reasons – click me.

Castlecary Fireclay & Lime Works, Castlecary, Stirlingshire.





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