Steetley Bricks

Found near High Blantyre.

In 1981, Steetley Ltd (An English firm) bought over the Etna brickworks, West Lothian from United Fireclay Products. Steetley changed the West Works into a facing brick works and later sold the works to GISCOL.

It is uncertain if these Steetley bricks were manufactured in Scotland or England.  No Steetley stamped bricks have been found on the old Etna Brickworks site which is still available to search (09/01/2020)




Below – The following Steetley bricks were found by Ian Suddaby in the Portobello area. Its is believed the stamps may indicate the works and the date they were made.

Below – HU 4 45 5 C

Below – HU 4 37 4 D

Below – HU 4 45 2 X

Below – HU 4 45 4 X

Below – The four bricks above are all cored. 10 holes.

Re the above ‘HU’ bricks. Many thanks to Tim Lawton for identifying these as being manufactured at the Steetley Huncoat Works. The following list of abbreviations relating to individual works was obtained from a 1989 Steetley price list catalogue.

Lo West Lothian, Armadale
Th Throckley, Newcastle on Tyne
To Todhills, Bishop Auckland
Lu Lumley, Houghton le Spring
Ra Ravenhead Skelmersdale
Hu Huncoat, Accrington
Bi Birchenwood, Kidsgrove
Ch Chesterton, Newcastle under Lyme
Br Brownhills, Stoke on Trent
Pa Parkhouse, Newcastle under Lyme
We Wellington, Nr Taunton
Cr Cranleigh, Surrey
Tile Works
Ke Keele, Newcastle under Lyme
Kn Knutton, Newcastle under Lyme
Wt West Thurrock, Grays
Lx Loxley, Sheffield


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