Found by Chris Graham in NW England. This example is not in my possession. A salt glazed trough. Omoa Fire Clay Works, Cleland, Motherwell. . . .
In the possession of Ian Suddaby.
W Hudspith Haltwhistle South Tyne Works trough.
This is an interesting trough. Mr W Hudspith Haltwhistle is one of the same as W Hudspith & Co, Wishaw, Motherwell.
Below – link
Object: Gnarled tree trunk salt-glazed garden ornament.
Text: W. Hudspith Haltwhistle South Tyne Works
Location: Haltwhistle High Street (NY70656407)
Notes: The object is now in use as a gate-post and has been altered and repaired. It bears two maker’s stamps, one half destroyed, and a hand-written signature “T R 186”. Presumably, the last digit of the date has been obscured. This individual may have been Thomas Reay, brother of William who was a co-founder of the Errington Reay pottery which still makes salt-glazed ware at Bardon Mill.
Link to some details on the Hudspith tree stump planters
Below – C 1964 – Tyne Fireclay Co Ltd Haltwhistle Northumberland.
Found by Justin Hazuga in New Albany, Indiana, USA at the site of the old Star Glass Works factory. Wm Hudspith & Co, Wishaw Pottery and Brickworks, Wishaw. . . . .
This, and 2 other similar troughs, are owned by Debbie Hanson who resides in the West Lothian area. Lilliehill Fireclay Works, Townhill, Dunfermline, Fife. . . . . . Below – This roof ridge tile was found by Ian Hawkins in the Edinburgh area. This is not in my possession. .
Foxley’s patent beaded bricks for gardens. It appears from the details below that these bricks were patented by J Foxley, Stony Stratford, Bucks, England. Contracts with brickmakers were then made allowing them to act as agents to make and sell the bricks. Certainly, in the case of William Hudspith and Co, Wishaw and Berry Hill…
Found by Ian Suddaby at Kirkcudbright, Galloway. This mark is stamped on an animal feed trough and there may also be an additional ‘Y’ stamped to the right of the main mark. The stamp is possibly R & Coy (Company). I have only ever found R & C bricks at the Hurll Gartliston or Garnqueen…
This trough is in the possession of Ian Suddaby and was found in Dumfriesshire. Ian states “This one is 33″ long, 18″ wide and 9″ deep and was made by George Clennell at Sanquhar Brick & Tile Works in Dumfriesshire. The long sides of the trough have four stamps, two each side, one with G….
Found by Richard Comish at Millom, Cumbria. This was possibly manufactured by Wm Hudspith & Co, Wishaw Pottery and Brickworks, Wishaw or equally, it could have been made at his Haltwhistle Brickworks, Northumbria. Because of the find location in England, it is possibly more likely it was manufactured in Northumbria. Hudspith bricks manufactured at Wishaw…
Photographed by Tucker Kennedy at Girvan, Ayrshire. This is not in my possession. Hayside Colliery and Fire-clay Works, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire. . . . .
Photographed by Martin Sneddon in the Ayrshire area. I am not in possession of this example. There may also be another word stamped above Warrix but it is unclear. Warrix Fire Clay Works, Irvine, North Ayrshire. . . .
Photographed by Martin Sneddon in Kilwinning. Redstone Fire Clay Works Kilwinning. This is a salt glazed fireclay cattle trough. . . .