This unmarked red clay brick was found by Ian Suddaby and is interesting for several reasons. Ian states:- Below – 1852 – 1853 – What appears to be a row of Gunpowder Mills are shown in 1853 alongside the Gore Water at Gorebridge in Midlothian, Scotland. Down in the river, an impressive sandstone wall with…
Found in the Glasgow area, Scotland.
This brick is whole.
The inside is curved whereas the outside edges are straight and angled.
This would have formed a very narrow diameter chimney.
The inside would have been circular while the outside would have been hexagonal, octagonal etc.
The brick has 2 holes on one side (They don’t go all the way through). This looks like a 2 pronged lifting tool has been used to move it.
The holes are 2 1/4″ apart.
Below – from left to right clockwise the straight edges measure 3″ x 4″ x 2″ x 3″. The brick is 2 3/4″ thick.
Found by Michael Fallone in the Glasgow area. This brick may have been used as a land drainage ’tile’ or its a brick for internal walls. Note the ribbing to the exterior and interior and also there are possible lifting tool marks. The manufacturer is unknown but the find location would suggest Scottish origins but…
This brick was found at the Whitrigbog Brick and Tile Works, St Boswells, Scottish Borders. The brick is believed to have been manufactured on-site. A 3 pronged tool has been used. The 3 holes are approx. 1 1/4″ deep. The centre of the left to the centre of the right measures 6 1/4″ making the…
Found in Scotland but the exact location is unknown. Unidentified maker. Find location would suggest Scottish origins. 8 cored red clay brick with lifting tool marks. This is unusual in that the lifting tool is not designed to fit into the brick cores. The tool looks to be made from 2 flat and narrow prongs….
Found in a layby near Moffat, Dumfries and Galloway. Unidentified manufacturer. Find location would suggest Scottish origins. The 2 lifting tool mark holes are 2 1/4″ inches apart. The left one penetrates to a depth of 2″ and the right one to a depth of 1 3/4″. There is also just below the marks either…
These two bricks or drains were found at the Old Muirhouselaw Brick and Tile Works, Scottish Borders. Each shows evidence of having been lifted with a single or a double-pronged lifting tool. . . . .
Found at Dryburgh Farm, Scottish Borders. Manufacturer unknown. 2 bricks that have 12 square holes running lengthways. Holes 1 and 3 in the second row of each brick appears to have been penetrated by a 2 pronged lifter. . Below – One brick laid flat and the other on its side. Below – Both bricks…
Found The Hothouse at Ramshead Walled Garden, Caldwell House, Uplawmoor, East Renfrewshire. Note the middle line of cores. Holes 1, 3, 4 and 6 appear to have had some sort of 4 pronged lifting device inserted. It may have also been lifted from the other side as the same holes look slightly misshapen. It is unlikely…
Found by Ian Suddaby – “An interesting oversized brick found by the river in Brechin, Angus. It’s been stabbed twice using two different pronged tools and the side shows closely spaced wavy lines which could be fabric marks but could also be from the machine extruder.” . . . .
This 8 cored brick was found at the Bonshaw Brick and Tile Works, Annan. You can see what looks like the holes left after being lifted by a 2 pronged lifting fork. The left prong can be seen between the first 4 cores on the left. The right pong has just nicked the core on…