"Old Bricks - history at your feet"

Bricks with initials - where to locate them


A: Arscott Colliery

(triangle) A: Douglas Fireclay Works

A (with crown): Earl of Ancaster

A B: Abraham Bury

A B: Askam Brick

A B C: Alfreton Brick Co. or

A B C: A B Croxon, Burnham on Crouch

A B & T : Allied Brick & Tile

A C: Alfred Coe

A C: Ashington Colliery Co.

A C C L: Ashington Colliery Co.

A F: Alfred Fuller

A K: Andrew Knowles

A N B & Co: A N Braithwaite & Co.

A P B: Adderley Park

A.P. Co.: Albert Prime

A P C: Axwell Park Colliery

A & T : Astley & Tyldesley

A V I C: Ashton Vale Iron Co.

A W: Ackers Whitley

- AXE (hyphen axe): Burn Fireclay


B: Belgrave Brick Co.

B: Lord Belper

B: Bentley Tileries

B B: Bovingdon Brick

B B: Barnett & Beddows

B B C: Bursledon Brick Co or Bury Brick Co.

B B C: Bletchley Brick Co.

B B C Co: Black Boy Coal Company

B B Co Bulwell: Bulwell Brick Co.

B. B. C. W: Burham Brick & Cement Works

B B & T Co: Birchenwood Brick & Tile Co.

B B & T Co Lim: Bradford Brick & Tile

B C & Bd C: Bradford Colliery, Manchester

B C: Bridgewater Collieries

B. C./B. C. C. (Derbyshire area): Bolsover Colliery

B. C. I. Coy: Bestwood Coal & Iron

B. Close: Bishop's Close Colliery

B C M / W L P T: Woolpit

B D S Co.: Builders Direct Supply Co

B F B Co: Birkby

B H B: Bentley Hall Brickworks

B H S: Berry Hill

B & L: Bolton & Laughton

B & L: Benfield & Loxley

B M C: Building Materials Co.

B M S S: Building Material Supply Stores

B N : Mystery

B & N W B co: Birchills

B P B: Blockleys

B P C: Bear Park Colliery

B S S P: Barry's Scarborough

B S T & L: Bingley Sanitary Tube & Lime Co

B & T: Balmforth & Tottey

B & V: Bolckow Vaughan & Co

B V: Bolckow Vaughan & Co

B V & Co: Bolckow Vaughan & Co

B V A P: Bolckow Vaughan & Co

B V B G: Bolckow, Vaughan & Co

B V L C: Bolckow Vaughan & Co

B V N: Bolckow, Vaughan & Co

B W B: Bolton Woods Brickworks

B. W. & S: Benjamin Wooley & Sons

B W S: Whitaker, Leeds


C: Claygate Fireplaces Ltd

C: for J H Cookson & Co

C B: Charlestown, Halifax

C B A: A B Croxon, Burnham on Crouch

C B B: Cakemore

C B C: Cheshire Brick Co

C B C: Chester le Street Brick Co

C B & Co: Chadwick Barker

C B P & P Co: Commondale Brick, Pipe and Pottery Company Ltd

C. B W: (mystery)

C C: Crowborough

C & C Ld: Cochrane & Co Ltd

C & Co P: under C & Co, Pocklington

C C C: Cossall Colliery Co

C C C Ltd: Crosland Coal Company

C C C C: Cannock Chase Colliery Co

C F C: Calder Fireclay Co.

C C & F C Co: Cliffe Coal & Fire Clay Co

C H N: (mystery)

C J R: (mystery)

C J S & Co: Saunders, Chesterfield

C & M: Chapman & Morson

C R: Charles Richardson

C R C: Cannock & Rugeley Collieries

C S: Croft Stone

C X C: Clay Cross


D (in a circle): Duddell

D (in a diamond): Dyson Refractories

D B C: Darby Brick & Tile Works

D B Co Ltd: Derby Brick Co

D B C: see entries for Derby Brick Co. and Dorking Brick Co

D B T W: Darby Brick & Tile Works

D B W: Joseph Parr, Bootle

D C & Co.: Daniel Cornish

D D: Daniel, Doncaster

D F: David Fletcher

D & H: Derrington & Hales

D I C C: Denby Iron & Coal

D K & Co: Dale Knapping

D K C C: Derby Kilburn Colliery

D M C: Dalton Main Collieries Ltd

D M C C: Dinnington Main Colliery

D P & S: Daniel Platt, Tunstall

D R: Daniel Riddiough

D S: Davies & Shaw

D S F: Derbyshire Silica Firebrick Co


E C: Eastwood Mill Company

E C:Edward Cornish

E C C: Eli Cornish

E C L P: Rogers& Co, Wheal Remfry

E C P: East Cowes Park

E D: Earl of Durham or Earl of Derby

E D: Edwin Dusautoy, Derby

E F W: Earl Fitz William

E H: Edward Hamence

E H & Co.: Holt, Rossendale

E H C: East Hetton Colliery

E H E L: Swanton Novers

E & M: Emmerson & Milner

E P: Elliott Page

E P: Ellis Partridge, Woodville

E R B C: Enfield Red Brick Co

E S: Earl of Sefton

E T, Chilwell: Thompson, Chilwell

E V: Eli Vassar


F B & T Co: Foleshill Brick & Tile Co

F & B: Fountain & Burnley

F C C: Mystery

F C T: Fred Cornish, Tortoise

F H: Frank Horner

F H B L: Fencehouses

F H B W: F A Hill, Redditch

F I C: Farnley Iron Co

F & J H T: Temperley, Todmorden

F L B: Freshfield Lane Brickworks

F & L: Ferens & Love

F R & Co; Frederick Rayner & Co. Gestingthorpe, Essex

F W: Fraser Woodbridge

F W P, Daggons Road: Daggons Road Brickworks


G A B: George Almond, Burnham

G B Co L : Gildenbergh Brick Co Ltd

G B M & S: George Backhouse Marshall & Sons

G C & Co: George Chadwick

G C R: George Clarke, Rishton

G C Q C L: Grays Chalk Quarries Co. Ltd

G G D: G G Dalton

G H: George Haslehurst

G & J H: George & John Haigh

G Pd Rd or G P D: Grampound Road

G R: George Rixon

G V & B: G Vint & Bros

G W R: Great Western Railway


H: Hamblet

H: Lord Hastings

H Bros: Holloway Bros

H Castleford: Healdfield

H & Co: W W Hall & Co

H & Co: Harriman & Co

H & Co: Harrison,Otley

H & Co: Hooper & Co

H B T W: Hermitage, Newbury

H B: Hammill Brick Eastry Ltd

H & B: Hopkinson & Bates

H F: Hugh Facey

H B: Henry Bonsor or Hilary Bradley

H B Co: Hangingwater Brick Co

H B & Co.: Hedingham Brick Co

H B B: Heeley Bank Brick Co

H B W: Hartley Brothers, Wakefield

HD: Heys & Duckworth

HD Castleford: Healdfield

H & F C Barnsley: H & F Chamberlain

H & G: Hall & Goulding

H G & Co, Fletton: Hicks

H H: H. Hawes

H & H: Harrison & Haigh

H E L: Swanton Novers

H G M: Henry George Matthews

H H: Holly Hall

H K: Henry Knights

H L: H. Lustig

H M C: Hartley Main Colliery

H M B: Hadley's Metallic, Willenhall

H P: Henry Priestley

H P. Lynn: Henry Plowright

H R: Hall and Rogers, Westhoughton

H & R: Holding & Riley or Hall & Rogers

H & S M C: Holmside and South Moor Collieries

H S: Harry Saunders

H S & C: Henry Stobart & Co

H T: Hosea Tugby

H W: Haunchwood

H + W: Hulland & Warner

H & W C: H & W Crapper

H W H: Hudsons West Hoathly


I & W. G: Ingham & Wainwright, Gawthorpe

I B C: Inkerman Brick Co

I B L: Ibstock Brick Leicester

I C Co: Ilkeston Colliery

I C: Isaac Chippendale

I F G: Gosling

I H: Igmanthorpe Hall

I R D: Rowland, Dukinfield

I T W: John Thomas Wharton

I of W E: Isle of Walney Estates


J & A J: J & A Jackson

J & B H: J & B Harrison

J B : James Brown

J B & Co: John Brown, Rotherham

J B, Longton: James Bettany, Longton

J & C B: J & C Boyle

J C: John Chambers

J. & J. C. G.: (mystery)

J E D: John Evelyn Denison

J E: James Evans

J F: Joseph Fryer

J G & S: John Garland & Sons

J H: Joseph Hill

J H G: Gosling

J H P O: James Oakes, Nowton

J H S: J H Shepherd

J J A: Joberns, Aldridge

J & J A H: J Haigh

J L: Joseph Longley or John Langley

J M & S: John Matthew & Son

J N P: John Nottingham, Pocklington

J O N: James Oakes, Nowton

J P: Joseph Parkinson

J P D & C: (mystery)

J R; James Rainer

J R: Jacob Reynolds, St. Albans

J R: Joseph Roberts

J R & Co: Rogers & Co, Wheal Remfry

J. R P: John & Richard Porter

J R, Rainhill: John Roby

J S & S: John Sadler

J S S: James Stocks, Sharlston

J T & Son: John Tomlinson & Son

J T H: Joseph Towler, Holbeck

J U I: (mystery)

J W: James Womersby

J W: John Walker

J W H: James William Halliwell

J & W: Johnson & Wroe

J & W B: J & William Buxton


K: Daniel Knights

K: Kemp

K: Ketley Brick

K: Kitchener

K B: Kilton Brothers

K B Ltd: Kilton Brothers

K B & T Co.: Kettering Brick & Tile

K C: Kidsgrove Colliery

K & D: Kaye & Darwin

K Co: Ketley Brick Co.

K P: Ketley Pavior (Ketley Brick)

K R P: Knitsley Refractory Products

K P: Kiveton Park

K T Co: Knutton Tileries

K T G: King Taudevin & Gregson Ltd


L: Lucas Brothers

L & A: Leverstock & Acorn

L B C: London Brick Company

L B Co Ld: Leeds Brickmaking Co

L B B: Lingfield

LBSB Co: Langley

LLBW: Longmead Brick Works

L E: Luke Evans

L & E: Lockwood & Elliott

L F Co: Leeds Fireclay

L & G: Laycock & Grace

L L C C: Low Laithes Colliery Co.

L N W R: London & North Western Railway

L P B: Leeds Patent Brick

L P B & Tile: Leicester Patent Brick & Tile

L & P: Love & Partner

L R: (mystery)

L & T: Leeman & Thomas

L T B Co: Lapal Tunnel Brick Co


M: Mansfield

M & Sons: William Moss & Sons

Mac: McCarthy's Bullwell

M B: Miles Barber

M B C/ M B & T C/MMBrick: Michelmersh

M B Co. W: Midland Brick Co. Wellingborough

M B & T Co: Milnrow Brick & Tile Co

M D R: Malton & Driffield Railway

M C B C: Mow Cop Brick Co.

M C C: Middleton Colliery Co.

M C & I C: Midland Coal & Iron Co

M & G:Marshall & Gray, Guiseley

M G: Mark Gentry

M G B W: Marshall Green

M G H: Mark Gentry, Hedingham

M H: Milton Hall

M H B: Blanchards, Bishops Waltham

M H B C: Meadow Hall Brick Co.

M M: Maurice Marshall, Guiseley

M M C: Manvers Main Colliery

M & P: Mobberley and Perry

M S & Co: Marshall Sons & Co.

M & S Hall End: Morris & Shaw

M B Co L: Millom Brick Co

M S & W: Meek, Spence & Wilson

M S & B W: Mansfield Stone & Brick Works

M T & Co.: M Thompson & Co

M W: Midhurst Whites

M W: (Miss) M Wenn


N: Newington or Newdigate (Surrey)

N & A Bk Co: Nottingham & Awsworth Brick Co.

N B: North Bitchburn

N B B C C L: North Bitchburn

N B C: New Brancepeth Colliery

N C: Norbury Colliery

N C & Co: Newton Chambers

N C B: North Cornwall Brick

N. Cap: Newton Cap

N G B: North Greaves

N P B: New Peterborough Brick Co

N P B High Carr: Nonporous Tile Co

N P C: Porth

N S Brick Co. Hartshill: North Staffordshire Brick Co

N S B and N & S B: Norfolk & Suffolk Brick Co

N W B: North Walsall Brick Co


O 7 K: Sevenoaks

O B C: Ormsgill Brick Co

O B W: Outwood Brick Works

O C & B C: Oswestry

O H C: Hamsteels

OSTA: Owen, St. Albans

OWC: (mystery)


P with crown: Poltimore Brickworks, Pinhoe

P B Co. Ltd: Potteries Brick Co

P F B: Park Foundry Brick Co

P G - Parkgate

P G & R: Partridge Guest & Raybould

P & G: Partridge & Guest, Old Hill

P H (refractory bricks): Pickford Holland & Co

P H: Hedingham Brick Co., Purls Hill Works

P & H, Cobridge: Plant & Hammersley

P & P: Pope & Pearson

P R C: Princess Royal Colliery

P S: Parkinson & Spencer, Halifax

P S B: Pluckley Stock Bricks


R & A Bletchley: Read & Andrews

RB: Lathom

R B C: Redheugh Brick Co

R B Co: South Buckley Colliery & Brickworks (Wales)

R C: Rowlands Castle

R C: Robert Chenery

R & C: Rigley & Claxton, Heanor

R E: Richard Evans

R E & Co: R Entwistle & Co.

R G D Bury: R G Durrant

R H & S: Robert Heath

R H: Robert Hunt

R H: Robert Hutson

R K: Robert Kershaw

R L: Rippers Ltd

R M & S: Richard Mason & Sons

R P & F Co: Dearnley Brickworks

R P B: Lathom

R. R.: (mystery)

R R B Co.: Rock Red Brick Co

R S: Robert Swinton

R T & Co: Richard Thomas & Co

R T L: (mystery)

R V: Rother Vale

RYK: Ryarsh Yard Kent


S: Ernest S Styles

S A L I C: Salvation Army Land Industrial Colony

S A S: Sacriston

S B Co: Somerleyton Brick Co

S B Co: Sudbury Brick Co

 S B / S B H: Swan Bank Halifax

S B & B: Swan Brothers & Bourne

S B C: Scarborough

S B T: Southwater

S B W: Sturbrdge Brick Works

S C B W: Simms Claygate brickworks, Surrey

S & C: Scantlebury & Co, Gaverigan

S C C: Stella Coal Company or Sheffield Coal Company

S I & C: Sheepbridge Coal & Iron Co

S D: Smeed Dean

S D B: Southdown

S D C: Seaton Delaval Colliery

S D H S: Samuel Daubney Hibbert

S D R: Dyson Group

S E B: South Elmsall

S G B: Stourbridge Glazed Brick

S & H: Smith & Hitchmough

S H C C: South Hetton Colliery Co

S I C: Stanton Ironworks Co

S & L: Straker & Love

S & L B Co: Slough and Langley Brick Co

S M C: Scremerston Main Colliery

S M C C: South Moor Coal Co.

S P B C: Sheffield Patent Brick Co

S P W: Single Party Wall

S R: Swann Radcliffe

Star of David mark: P & S Wood, West Bromwich

S S E Co.: Southend on Sea, Essex

St B: Stanfield Colliery, Burslem

S T C Co.: Stone Trough Colliery Co

S U B: Scarborough United Brick

S U G L Co: Sheffield United Gas Light Co

S & W: Savage & Williams

S W S: Sharratt, Elland


T B Derby: Thomas Bennett, Derby

T & B: Thompson & Beck

T C & Co: T Charlton

T & P: Thackrah & Peirce

T E C Co: Toll End Colliery Company

T H: The How Brickworks

T H: Tudhoe

T H L: (mystery)

T H & P: Townsend, Hargreaves & Barlow

T H & S: Thomas Hind & Son

T H & G S: T H & G Small

T H & B Bacup: Townsend, Hargreaves & Barlow

TLB: Thomas Lawrence, Bracknell

T P S C: Stableford, Chellaston

T S: Thomas Smith

T & T: Thompson & Taylor

T V: Trent Vale

T V B Co: Trent Valley Brick Co. Stafford


UMC: Ushaw Moor Colliery


V B & T Co: Victoria Brick & Tile

V G C: Victoria Garesfield Colliery

V L: Vane Londonderry


C W: Clifford White

H W & Co.: Henry Williamson & Co

H W: Henry Wheeler

J J W: J J Wagstaff

R W Beswick: Robert Williams, Bradford, Manchester

W: Waingroves or Winchcombe

Walham: Wintle

W & A: Walley & Alsop

W & Co: Williamson, Hull

W & W T S: (mystery)

W B: William Booth

W B: William Brough

W B: Barry's Scarborough

W B Co.: Wigwell Brick Co

W B. M: William Bradley, Millom

W & B: Wilson & Booth, Meadowhead

W B & Sons: William Bostock, Ilkeston

W B B: William Bartholomew Best

W B O: Mystery

W B & T Co: Wrexham Brick & Tile Co. (on N E Wales pages)

W B & T Co.: Withnell Brick & Tile Co

W B W: Woodside Brick Works, Croydon

W C: William Case

W C M, W C Malton & W C Malton Scarboro:  William Coverdale, Malton

W & C: Weldon & Corby

W & C: Wharton & Chambers

W C & Co.: Wooler, Chapman & Co

W C: William Carr

W D B: William David Boothman

W D C: W D Cornish

W D L: William Drury Lowe, Denby

W E: William Edmundson

W E P: West End Park, Harrogate

W F B Co: Mystery

W F B & T: Weston Favell Brick & Tile

W F C C: Wortley Fire Clay Co

W G and W G B: Gradwell

W G: William Green

W G: William Gunton

W H: William Hall

W H: Wrose Hill

W H: (mystery)

W H C: West Hunwick Colliery

W & H C C: Wallsend & Hebburn Colliery Co

W H S: William Hewitt, Stowmarket

W J G: W J Greenwood

W J L: William James Larner

W K: Wokingham

W Ltd: Wengers Ltd

W M H: (mystery)

W M & S: William Moss & Sons

W P: Wills & Packham

W P: William Parkinson

W S: William Sutcliffe

W S Ironi: Woodside

W S C C: Wharncliffe Silkstone Colliery

W T M: William & Thomas Meadows

W & W: Wilkins & Webster, Coventry

W & W: Wilson & Walker, Pontefract

W W: William Wright

W W: (mystery)

W W S:  Simpkin Thrussington


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