Found in Leyden Place, Bonnyrigg in 1975 and donated by Nick Basden. Cleghorn Brickworks, Cleghorn, Lanarkshire. This is a shaped brick. The Cleghorn stamp is very poorly stamped but it is most definitely a Cleghorn. What is intersting is that the letters VI H have been stamped to the ‘rear’ and they seem to take…
These examples were all found on the old Cleghorn Brickworks site.
None are marked Cleghorn but until evidence suggests otherwise, I am happy to tag them as being manufactured at the Cleghorn Works.
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Cleghorn Brickworks, Cleghorn, Lanarkshire.
Below – 2 photos of a long tapered brick. It is marked .L. to the widest end. It may have had more lettering but unfortunately the end is chipped.
19″ long, 4 1/4″ wide. and it tapers from 2 1/2″ to 2 1/4″
Below – an unusual stable or byre block as the cobble effect top is on the side face of the brick. 9″ long, 4″ deep and 3 1/4″ wide.
Below – unmarked with an unusual ‘dumbell’ frog.
Below – an ornate ‘return block’ – 8 3/4″ x 8 3/4″ x 4 1/2″
Below – a moulded brick – 9″ long x 4 1/2″ wide x 3 1/4″ high
Below – a moulded brick – 9″ long x 6 1/2″ wide x 3 1/4″ high
Below – an ornate ‘return block’ – 9 1/2″ x 9 1/2″ x 3 1/4″
Below – a 90 degree roof ridge found at the Cleghorn site by Mat Lupton.
Below – a 115 degree roof ridge found at the Cleghorn site. The bottom example is intact bar the roll top but I have laid a similar roll top above it in order to show what the whole tile would have looked like.
Below – a 75 degree roof ridge found at the Cleghorn site.
Below – examples of paver or byre blocks.
Below – the fire brick found at this location were predominantly either marked Caledonia or Hurll / Hurll Glasgow. Early fire bricks marked Gartliston Fire Clay Works (Hurll) were also found.
Below – A brick which just shows how hot the kilns can get. This example shows how a brick can melt!
Below – a brick marked Cleghorn Terra Cotta Co Ltd Glasgow. This is an elongated example with a semi circular design to one end.