Found on the old site of the Atlas and Etna Brickworks, Armadale, West Lothian. Unmarked brick with cat paw prints. There may be another 2 paw prints on the brick but I am not certain so I have not marked them. Unidentified maker. Find location would suggest Scottish origins but … Could the central circular…
Garrabost Brick & Tile Works, Garrabost, Isle of Lewis
The following brick was found during excavations at Lewis Castle, Isle of Lewis by James Campbell who thereafter kindly donated it to the collection.
The brick depicts possible dog paw prints.
It is believed to have been made at the Claypark brickworks and is a precursor to the bricks later marked ‘Lews’
This brick is surplus and appears to have been left over on completion of works at Lewis castle by a MacNab of Oban who undertook the works on the castle for Sir James, with a bit of controversy that led to a court case. The bricks are believed to be precursors of the brick that had a frog and embellished with ‘ Lews’ and produced circa 1847.