My friend Alex Rochead was walking in the Calder at New Year and found a couple of these bricks marked “Moore”. Wondering if they were from Wardrop Moore’s Greenhall brickie, Alex shared the pictures here.
I was wondering if any brick experts could advise? I think that Wardrop Moore’s Craigmuir brickie stamped their bricks with ‘Greenhall’ and I think the brick found is most likely associated with AG Moore & Co Ltd, former early 20th Century brickwork manufacturers at Blantyreferme. It would be great to have that confirmed.
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Historic Hamilton I kid you not! There is a Facebook group called ‘Brick of the day’ and they love all of this stuff. You should send it to their group members. I did the very same thing a couple of years ago when I found an old brick.
Robert Stewart I was walking different areas of Blantyre a few weeks ago with the top expert on Scottish brickworks, Mark Cranston of Jedburgh. I know he’s been in touch with you in the past Paul, so ask him.
Chris Ladds I have had three different Lanarkshire brick collectors on my tours Paul. I am sure an answer will arrive shortly. Having come across a number of bricks marked ‘Greenhall’, I am inclined to believe that the Moore bricks are not Greenhall. Given the Moore’s at that time developed an aspirational class outlook I doubt they would have wanted their surname stamped on any of their produce, in a manner associated with what they would have deemed industrial ‘nouveaux riche’.
Robert Stewart Moore – Blantyreferme
Lori McCulloch Totally off topic and uncertain. But Alex Rochead may be my 4th cousin. Married to Belinda. Parents James & Minnie. 4th great grandfather Robert Mackie 1769-1862. Any info would be appreciated.
Alex Rochead Yes Lori it looks like we are cousins!!!
Lori McCulloch Alex Rochead 4th cousins
Margaret Stewart My Dad worked in a brick/brickett work that was just before halfway coming from Blantyre
Jiae Jiae This is interesting Paul as I am related to a Hugh Harper Moore, wondering if there is a connection???
Jim Brown Well! I happen to have a small collection of bricks, Greenhall being one of them, which would have been “up the brickie” (Craigmuir). Scottish Brick History states that A.G. Moore & Co Ltd were at Blantyreferme Brickworks, so I would go for that. (need to look out for one)
Alex Rochead Jim I may be able to find one for you
Jim Brown Alex Rochead It’l give something to do Alex :-)I’m sure I’ve seen a few about.
Jim Cochrane The blaas to make Greenhill bricks came from auchentibber