In with the bricks

Two of the bricks from the basement with the names Cadder and Kelvinside on them
Two of our brickmarks: Cadder and Kelvinside

After a chance conversation with friends in the Construction History Society, we decided to have a look at where the bricks that built the Baths come from.

We complied a list of the brick marks we could see, mostly from the basement – constructed in 1875 – and compared them to the Scottish Brick History website.

So far we have identified at least 10 different brickyards from Darnley in the south of Glasgow to Bonnybridge, near Falkirk.

Map of the brickyards used in the construction of the Arlington Baths Club.


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