brickmakers

This is a list of Scottish brickmakers, brickworks and brick managers and agents as gleaned from numerous internet documents. They are listed here as they have no known brickmark or stamp or at least one has not as yet been found and photographed. Once an entry here is confirmed as having an associated brickmark then I will move it to the SCOTTISH BRICKMARKS LIST. Listed here too are brickmarks that are believed to exist but as yet I have not come across an actual example or photograph – so you may have a maker listed below and alongside a similar name but this could be the brickmark that is thought to exist. There will be duplicates here but they will have been added as they have been gleaned from different sources and thus may have slightly different details.

I have also added addresses that are listed for the brickmaker which I assume are office, depot or salesroom addresses – eg many companies appear to have addresses in St Vincent Street, Glasgow.

I have also added known brick names from already recorded companies but as yet these bricks have not been found – possibly due to them being unmarked. The names are  known to exist as they are mentioned in promotional catalogues etc

I have added them all to assist with future research.

Please feel free to point out any mistakes.

  1. A G BROWN & CO LTD – Fireclay F C Bricks, Tuyere blocks, Ganister. Office 7 Bath Street, Glasgow
  2. A HAAKE & CO – Kieselguhr Fire Brick and Non Conducting Cork Bricks 146 Broomielaw Glasgow
  3. A HAFTER – Non Conducting Cork Bricks 419 Dobbies Loan, Glasgow
  4. A MCNAIR & CO – 196 St Vincent Street, Glasgow
  5. A MCNAIR & CO – Fireclay Manufacturer, 140 West George Street, Glasgow – 1934 – 1935
  6. ALEXANDER LOCHHEAD – Brick Makers, Auchinlea, by Holytown, Lanarkshire
  7. ALEXANDER WHITE – Bonnybridge Brick Works, Denny. Office Falkirk
  8. ANDERSON JOHN – Brickmaker, near the Gallowgate Toll, Glasgow 1787
  9. BAIRD & WOODBURN – Brick and Tile manufacturers, Giffnock, Mearns
  10. BELL JNR – Firebrick manufacturer, Barrack Street, Glasgow – 1825
  11. BOGEND TILEWORKS – Bogend Stirling Item 1599
  12. BURNS & GLOVER  – Fireclay manufacturer, 23 and 27 Oswald Street, Glasgow – sinks and tubs
  13. CHARLES PATERSON – Brickmaker, Orr Street, Calton, Glasgow.  11/04/1831
  14. CURRIE & CO LTD – 18 Bothwell Street, Glasgow
  15. CURRIE & CO LTD – Fireclay Manufacturer, Office, Eagle Buildings, 217 Bothwell Street, Glasgow. Depots, General Terminus 808 Paisley Rd and 11 Bogle St Greenock. 1934-1935
  16. DAVID REID – Tilemaker, Townhead, Stevenston, Ayrshire
  17. DUGALD C MCINTYRE –  brickmaker and builder, 53 Maitland Street. 1843 – 1844
  18. DUGALD C MCINTYRE – Brickmaker and builder, 26 Scotia Street, Glasgow. (page 173) 1858 – 59
  19. DUNCAN & GRAY – Brick and Tile makers Drumclog, Strathaven
  20. FRASER AND LINDSAY – Brickmakers, 32 McAslin Street, Glasgow
  21. G & D MUSGRAVE LTD – 95 Bath Street, Glasgow
  22. G & G DRUMCHAPEL – Drumchapel brickworks, Glasgow
  23. GEORGE CURRIE – Brickmaker, 7 Old Wynd, Glasgow – 1816
  24. GEORGE TODD – Brickmaker, 19 Albert Drive, Crosshill, Glasgow
  25. GEORGE W FORBES – Merchant and Agent 17 – 21 Port Dundas Road. TN 4271. TA Gypsum Glasgow (Possibly brickmaker too)
  26. H SOUTHOOK KILMARNOCK – Hurlford Fireclay Works, Hurlford, Ayrshire.
  27. HENRY CONNELL – Fire Brick Agent, Railway Station, Kirkcaldy
  28. HURLL K G – Garnqueen Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire.
  29. J & A REID – Brickmaker, North Broomage, Larbert, Stirlingshire 1893 – 1894
  30. J F BAIRD – Fireclay manufacturer, 10 Canal Street, Port Eglinton 1890 – 91 and 1887
  31. J & W AITKEN – Brickmakers 255 – 257 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow
  32. JAMES GRAY – Brickmaker, 500 Old Edinburgh Road, Glasgow 1908 – 09
  33. JAMES KERR – Brick and Tile Maker, Marchfield, Paisley 1825
  34. JAMES SMITH – Brick and Tile Maker, Nether Common, Paisley 1825
  35. JAMES WOOD – Brick Manufacturer, 16 William Street, Glasgow – 1836
  36. JOHN ALLAN – Brick & Tile Manufacturers, Station Road, Beith, Ayrshire 1878
  37. JOHN BLACKLEY – Brickmaker and Builder, 16 Nicholson Street, Glasgow. 1873 – 1874
  38. JOHN DICKSON AND SONS, MESSRS R AND R DICKSON -Brickworks, Portobello Page 435
  39. JOHN FYFE – Brickmaker, March Glen, Clackmannanshire 1877 (page 53)
  40. JOHN HUNTER – Fireclay manufacturer, 68 Gordon Street, Glasgow
  41. JOHN MCLEAN – Brickmakers, 761 Great Eastern Road, Glasgow 1882
  42. JOHN MCWATERS – Brickmaker, Campbell Street, Glasgow. Page 85 1807 – 1809
  43. JOHN MILNER – Brick and Tile Manufacturer, West Calder 1863 – 1864
  44. JOHN MILNER – Brick and tile manufacturer, West Calder 1855 – 1856
  45. JOHN MURRAY – Brick Maker, Gairbraid St, Maryhill, Glasgow
  46. JOHN PRENTICE – Brickmaker, 46 Longcauseway, Perth 1885
  47. JOHN SINCLAIR – Brickmaker, Partick page 582 1837
  48. JOHN YOUNG – Fire brick manufacturer, Woodside Quadrant, Glasgow 1903
  49. JONATHAN J FORSTER – Earthenware Manufacturer, Newbigging, Musselburgh
  50. JOSEPH BAXTER – Brickmaker and Builder, 718 Gallowgate, Glasgow 1873 – 1874
  51. KERSHEAT – Unidentified brickworks (Kershead?)
  52. L C ROSE – Brick manufacturer, 48 Gordon Road, Edinburgh
  53. LP – Unidentified brickworks  – referred to in the booklet but not the online list
  54. MCKINLAY WALTER AND CO  – Fire brick maker, 34 Trafalgar Place, Glasgow 1819
  55. MCCREADIE AND NIXON – Brickmakers 10 Monteith Row, Glasgow. Page 559 – 1837
  56. MCNAB & MCNAIR – Brickmakers, Mollisburn Street, Springburn, Glasgow
  57. MILCONA – brickworks unknown, possibly not Scottish. Referred to in the booklet but not the online list
  58. MITCHELL AND CLARKE – Brickmakers, 67 Hope Street, Glasgow 1908 – 09
  59. NCB AUCHINLEA – possible, no known brickmark but listed as an NCB Brickwork.
  60. NCB BANK – possible, no known brickmark but listed as an NCB Brickwork.
  61. NCB BLAIRADAM – possible, no known brickmark but listed as an NCB Brickwork.
  62. NCB BRUCEFIELD – possible, no known brickmark but listed as an NCB Brickwork.
  63. NCB CALLENDAR – possible, no known brickmark but listed as an NCB Brickwork.
  64. NCB NORTHFIELD – possible, no known brickmark but listed as an NCB Brickwork.
  65. PAISLEY BRICK COMPANY – 12 Sty Mirren Street, Paisley (p124) 1900
  66. PAISLEY BRICK COMPANY –  12 St. Mirren st.  Paisley
  67. PATERSON J AND M AND CO – Fire brick maker, 30 Trafalgar Place, Glasgow 1819
  68. R BELL – Brickmaker, opposite Barracks, Gallowgate, Glasgow (1810)
  69. R & G MARSHALL – Brickmakers, Camlachie, Glasgow page 563 – 1837
  70. RANKIN INDUSTRIES LTD – Brickmakers, 175 West George Street, Glasgow. TA Bricks Glasgow
  71. RICHARDSON & CO – Jamaica Street, Glasgow
  72. ROBERT ALLAN – Range Brick Maker, Macnair Street, Shettleston. 1910 – 1911
  73. ROBERT AITKEN – Brickmaker, Camlachie, Glasgow page 4  1807 – 1809
  74. ROBERT BELL – Brickmaker and Builder, Opposite the Barracks, Gallowgate. Page 10. 1807 – 1809
  75. ROBERT BOUSTED – 34 Robertson Street, Glasgow
  76. ROBERT CRIGHTON – Coal and Brick Agent, Barras, Lochmaben
  77. ROBERT HILLCOAT – Brick and Drain, Tile maker, Moss Vale, Paisley
  78. ROBERT RUSSELL – Brickmaker Kelvin Grove, Glasgow page 569 – 1837
  79. ROBERT SMITH – Brickmaker, 7 Moore Street, Glasgow 1828
  80. ROBERT THOMSON – Brick and Tile Maker, Brownhill, Dumfries
  81. RUSSELL THOMAS & SON – (makers’ agents for magnesite, and chrome bricks), 166 Buchanan at., C 1
  82. SCOTT & RAE LTD – Fireclay Manufacturer, Office 140 St Vincent Street, Glasgow. Depot 348 West Street. 1934 – 1935
  83. TAYLOR MCCREATH & CO – (firebricks, and terra cotta bricks), 30 Jamaica Street, Glasgow 1936
  84. THE PAISLEY BRICK CO – 12 St Mirren Street, Glasgow 1908 – 09
  85. THOMAS FRAZER – Brickmaker, Gallowgate, Glasgow
  86. WM LYON – Brickmaker, 26 Wilsons Park, Portobello 1870 – 1871. P 132
  87. W MACLEOD & CO – Fireclay Manufacturer, 60 – 64 Robertson Street, Glasgow 1934 – 1935
  88. WALLACE, MCKINNON &WILSON – Brick and Tile Makers, Greenyards, Cumbernauld 1878
  89. WARNOCK & HORSBURGH – Brickmakers, 33 Farie Street, Rutherglen, Lanarkshire
  90. WILLIAM ANDERSON – Brickmaker and Builder, 503 Gallowgate, Glasgow 1873 – 1874
  91. WILLIAM ANDERSON – Brickmaker, East end of Gallowgate, Glasgow. 1816
  92. WILLIAM BOLE – Brickmaker and Builder, 69 East Neilson Street, Glasgow.1873 – 1874
  93. WILLIAM BOLE – Brickmaker, 75 East Neilson Street, Camlachie, Glasgow 1882
  94. WILLIAM CALDER – Tile maker, Kirkmuirhill Tile Works. (Agricultural Drainage pipes)  Glasgow Office 82 West Nile Street. 1910 – 1911
  95. WILLIAM HAMILTON & SONS – Fireclay, silica, chrome magnesite – 93 West George Street, Glasgow
  96. WILLIAM HODGE – Brickmaker Porter Street, Glasgow. Ho 4 Great Eastern Road. 1858 – 1859
  97. WILLIAM KIRKWOOD – Brick and fire clay manufacturers, Winston Buildings, Harbour, Ardrossan, Ayrshire
  98. WILLIAM MCCOME – Brickmaker, Gallowgate, Glasgow page 88 (1810) and page 74 1807 – 1809
  99. WILLIAM MCCKECHNIE – Brickmaker, Gallowgate, Glasgow page 95 (1810) and 1816
  100. WILLIAM MCMILLAN – Brick manufacturer, Orchard Place, Wishaw 1893 
  101. WILLIAM WILSON – Firebrick and Tile maker, 140 Trongate, Glasgow page 576 – 1837