NCB Brickmark Collection

Around 1947 when the coal industry was nationalised, the National Coal Board also inherited a number of brickworks. Many of these were sold off but a few remained working, producing new bricks using the NCB brickmark together with the original name of the brickworks, for example, ROSLIN became NCB ROSLIN or occasionally ROSLIN NCB, WALLYFORD became NCB WALLYFORD and so on. On this page I’ve pulled together all the known possible “NCB” brickmarks and those I’ve spotted to date have been linked to an example.

NCB Brickmarks Found

  1. NCB P-GRANGE – Prestongrange Brick, Tile & Fireclay Works, East Lothian.
  2. NCB NEWTON – Newton Brickworks, Blantyre, Lanarkshire.
  3. NCB ROSLIN – Roslin Brickworks, Roslin, Midlothian.
  4. NCB WALLYFORD – Wallyford Brickworks, Musselburgh, East Lothian.
  5. NCB WHITEHILL – Whitehill Brickworks, Rosewell, Edinburgh, Midlothian.

NCB Brickmarks List

  1. NCB ANNBANK – Annbank Brickworks, Annbank, Ayrshire.
  2. NCB AUCHINLEA – Auchinlea Brickworks, Wishaw, Lanarkshire.
  3. NCB BALGONIE – Markinch, Glenrothes, Fife
  4. NCB BANK – possible, no known brickmark but listed as NCB.
  5. NCB BAR-LAW – Barbauchlaw Brick Works, Armadale, West Lothian.
  6. NCB BL/FRME – Blantyreferme Brickworks, Uddingston, Lanarkshire.
  7. NCB BL\FERME – Blantyreferme Brickworks, Uddingston, Lanarkshire.
  8. NCB BL’FERME – Blantyreferme Brickworks, Uddingston, Lanarkshire.
  9. NCB BLAIRADAM – possible, no known brickmark but listed as NCB.
  10. NCB BONNYRIGG – brickworks unknown, possibly may not exist.
  11. NCB BRUCEFIELD – Brucefield Brickworks, Kennet, Clackmannanshire.
  12. NCB BUCCLEUCH – Buccleuch Terra Cotta Works, Sanquhar, Dumfriesshire.
  13. NCB CALLENDAR – possible, no known brickmark but listed as NCB.
  14. NCB DICO – Waterside Works, Dalmelington, Ayrshire.
  15. NCB DUNASKIN – Dunaskin Brickworks, Waterside, Ayrshire.
  16. NCB EDINBURGH – Brickworks unknown but possible.
  17. NCB FAULDHEAD – Fauldhead Colliery & Brickworks, Dumfries-shire.
  18. NCB GARTSHORE – Gartshore Brickworks, Kilsyth.
  19. NCB GATESIDE – Gateside Brickworks, Cambuslang, Lanarkshire.
  20. NCB G’SHORE – Gartshore Brickworks, Kilsyth.
  21. NCB GSHORE – Gartshore Brickworks, Kilsyth.
  22. NCB LOCHGELLY – Lochgelly Works, Lochgelly, Fife.
  23. NCB NORTHFIELD – possible, no known brickmark but listed as NCB.
  24. NCB P/GRANGE – Prestongrange Brick, Tile & Fireclay Works, East Lothian.
  25. NCB PRESTONGRANGE – Prestongrange Brick, Tile & Fireclay Works.
  26. NCB SHOTTS – Northfield Brickworks, Shotts, Lanarkshire.
  27. NCB SKARES – Skares Brickworks, Skares, Cumnock, Ayrshire.
  28. ROSLIN NCB – Roslin Brickworks, Roslin, Midlothian.

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