Category Archives: Bricks

Glenesk Colliery

The site that was once Glenesk Colliery is located off the A7 just north of Eskbank, Dalkeith. Little remains of anything resembling a colliery, just a few concrete and stone structures, through old maps show a spoil heap in the … Continue reading

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Camp Wood Bricks

Fly-tipping, whilst the most henious of crimes, can also offer opportunities for the brick spotter and this small pile of illegally tipped rubbish was encountered while exploring Camp Wood on my bicycle in search of some off-road trails. Nothing very … Continue reading

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Cockpen Church, Bonnyrigg

Returning home from the Prestonholm Mill landfill site, I passed by Cockpen Church and Graveyard, Bonnyrigg, on my way home and popped in to check out a small area beside the road where rubble and other waste was starting to … Continue reading

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Prestonholm Mill, Midlothian

A few years ago when I first starting getting interested in bricks, I was actually thinking about collecting bricks, physically taking them home and starting a brick collection. One of my first field trips was to the site of Prestonholm … Continue reading

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Dalhousie Curling Pond

The old curling pond in the grounds of Dalhousie Castle, Midlothian, was something I’d noticed while viewing some old online maps of the area and as I was passing this way to look for bricks at the site of Prestonholm … Continue reading

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Dalhousie Business Park

The end of October is not the best time to be looking for bricks in Autumn woodland, the carpet of thick leaves makes spotting bricks almost impossible, however, today I was revisiting a location to re-photography a find that didn’t … Continue reading

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How to Spot Bricks

Brick spotting is one of the least expensive, needs minimal equipment and enjoyable pastimes you can have. Other than recommending a pair of gloves and some form of tool to help you turn bricks over – I use a slater’s … Continue reading

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Brick Beach Granton

Having been thwarted from my original plan to visit the stretch of coastline between Seafield Treatment Works and Leith Docks in Edinburgh – a great place to spot bricks due to years of tipping rubble as coastal defences – by … Continue reading

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Rosslynlee Hospital

Today’s outing to the area around Rosslynlee Hospital was for a couple of reasons. The first was to look for bricks. I’d seen what looked like piles of demolition rubble, the remains of housing, on Google maps, and wanted to … Continue reading

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About Brick Spotting

Few people will have heard the term “brick spotting”, some may have encountered the term ” brick collecting” which is fair enough. However, brick spotting is not a phrase that is widely known probably because it’s one I made up … Continue reading

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SBC Brickmark Collection

First some background. Following nationalisation of the coal industry in 1947, the National Coal Board (NCB) inherited a number of brickworks. Around 1969, early rationalisation saw the NCB selling off its brickworks with the Scottish Brick Corporation (SBC) taking over … Continue reading

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Prestongrange Museum

A brick spotting trip to the coast at Prestongrange, East Lothian, would not be complete without a visit to Prestongrange Industrial Heritage Museum, where once upon a time, many of the PRESTON GRANGE bricks, along with other variations on the … Continue reading

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