Wilson & Son Barlinnnie

This brick was kindly donated by an ex prison warden at Barlinnie Prison, Glasgow.

Around 1997 the execution cell in Barlinnie Prison, Glasgow was demolished and refurbished into a normal cell. A couple of bricks  stamped Wilson & Son Barlinnnie were recovered and saved. These bricks formed the internal door way of the cell. They are of a bull nosed shape (1 x rounded corner) and they date from circa 1882 – 1886 which is when the prison was constructed using convict labour. The whitewash as per the interior of the cell, still adorns the bullnose area of the brick.

William Wilson & Son – 45 Hope Street, Glasgow. Brick Works Craig Park, Victoria Road. Fire Clay Works Cumbernauld Road, Barlinnie.

.

.

.

.

 

 

Similar articles