This example is in the possession of the National Museum, Scotland. Note the small lug above the ‘C’. The rear has an unusual square-ended frog with a middle bar. Scottish Brick Corporation Following nationalisation of the coal industry in 1947, the National Coal Board (NCB) inherited a number of brickworks. Around 1969, saw the NCB…
Summerston Brickworks, Balmore Road, Wester Balmuildy, Glasgow.
Alternative(s) Milngavie; Bishopbriggs; Brickworks.
Alternative Names – Milngavie; Bishopbriggs; Brickworks.
c.1937 – 1960s – The 1985 publication ‘A survey of Scottish brickmarks’ suggests that Keir and Cawder Ltd operated the works during this period.
Below – 1938 – The site of the Summerston Brickworks as pointed out by Andrew Gemmell.
15/03/1952 – The British Clayworker – Scottish Brickworks Fire – The Summerston Brickworks of Keir and Cawder Ltd. of Glasgow were seriously damaged in a fire which occurred last month. The blaze is believed to have resulted from a spark, which fired the machine shop and then swept through the works. Output was brought to a halt as a result of the blaze. Keir and Cawder Ltd. are meeting demand by drawing on other brickworks in their group.
c.1960 – 1969 – The 1985 publication ‘A survey of Scottish brickmarks’ suggests that the Alexandra Transport Company operated the works during this period.
c.1969 – 1978 – The 1985 publication ‘A survey of Scottish brickmarks’ suggests that the Scottish Brick Corporation operated the works during this period.
09/03/1972 – Falkirk Herald – Fatality at Summerston Brickworks.
c. 1978 – Works closed. (Source Survey of Scottish Brickmarks).
Found by Bob Banks in the Bo’ness area. Barbauchlaw Brick Works, Armadale, West Lothian. . . . .
Found by Ian Suddaby in Aberdeenshire. Centurion Brickworks, Bishopbriggs, East Dunbartonshire owned by the Scottish Brick Company. . . . . . .
03/05/1939 – The Scotsman – Tile Factory at Cadder – 10 acres of ground have been secured on Messrs Keir and Cawder’s estate at Crofthead Farm, Cadder, Bishopbriggs by the Merrylee Tile Company, London who propose laying down plant etc for the manufacture of roofing tiles for houses. Plans of the firms proposals have been…
Cadder Brickworks, Kirkintilloch Road, Cadder, East Dumbartonshire aka Cadder Moss Brickworks. These Brickworks were initially operated as the Cadder Brickworks and run by a Company which changed its title to the Cadder Brick Company and then they were sold to Keir and Cawder who continued to run it as their Cadder Brickworks. 27/02/1929 – Kirkintilloch…
24/04/1975 – The Scotsman – Scotland’s brickmakers build Scotland’s future. Scottish members of the Scottish Brick Development Association. Cherryton Brick Company. Dewar and Finlay Ltd. Glasgow Iron and Steel. Kirkforthar Brick Co Ltd. Motherwell Brick Co. Scottish Brick Co Ltd.
Found by Ian Suddaby at Carberry, East Lothian. This example is not in my possession. LB – Likely to stand for Lochgelly Brickworks as SBC took them over in 1969. The ‘B’ looks like an 8 in the photo but it is definitely a ‘B’. SBC – Scottish Brick Corporation or Company. . .
Keir & Cawder, Bishopbriggs Works, Glasgow. Alternative brickworks include: Blackhill Works, Glasgow. Holytown Works, Glasgow. Summerston Works, Glasgow. Cadder Works, Glasgow. 04/01/1932 – The Scotsman – The heavy rains were responsible for serious flooding at Wester Springfield, Bishopbriggs … Bishopbriggs Brickworks at Moss Cottages was also flooded, the water rising to a depth of 12…
Found by Ian Suddaby in Whitehaven, Cumbria Centurion Brickworks, Bishopbriggs, East Dunbartonshire owned by the Scottish Brick Company. The bricks formed a demolished wall. Only a proportion of the bricks were stamped and none had both the name and the batch manufacturing date stamped on the same brick. . . . .
Below – 03/09/1964 – Aberdeen Press and Journal. Coltness Industries Limited – 1837 to 1964 including the Coltness Brickworks Limited. Below – 12/12/1966 – Coventry Evening Telegraph – Coltness Brickworks losses. Below – 03/04/1970 – Newcastle Evening Chronicle – Advert for a general manager. Below – 25/06/1970 – The Glasgow Herald – Coltness Brickworks –…