Photographed at Hall Place, Kent. The house was once owned by Sir John Champneys, Lord Mayor of London, in 1537. This 17th century brick was in glass case and came from the building during it's recent restoration. IH being the brickmaker, photograph by Martyn Fretwell.
The company was founded in 1825, changing it's name in 1899 to
Ibstock Collieries, when it became a Limited company. The
company still operates today from it's original site. A
full history can be read at this link.
http://www.fundinguniverse.com/company-histories/ibstock-brick-ltd-history/ Info by Martyn Fretwell.
Two modern bricks from the Ibstock Company, Thanks to Simon Patterson for the photos.
Another thoroughly modern brick, photo by Alan Murray-Rust.
Photo by Martyn Fretwell, from the Phil Sparham Collection. Ibstock Brick Leicester.
Ibstock commemorative sample or paperweight. Photo by Martyn Fretwell.
Photos by courtesy of the Richard Symonds collection.
Thought to be made at the Roughdales works near St Helens. Photo by David Fox.
Photo supplied by A.K.A. Demik.
Photo by Ian Castledine.
Ilkeston Colliery Company and was made by the Oakwell Brickworks Ilkeston. Ilkeston (Oakwell) Colliery Company was formed in 1874 from the Oakwell Colliery Company and landowner Rt. Hon. Edward Strutt, 1st Baron Belper plus other backers to work the Kilburn Seam. Photo by Martyn Fretwell. Also see the entry for Oakwell.
The front and back of an Ingham of Dewsbury brick, thanks to John Tibbles for the contribution.
Photo by Martyn Fretwell courtesy of the Frank Lawson Collection.
Photo by Chris Shaw.
Photos by courtesy of the Frank Lawson collection. Martyn Fretwell writes: The Inkerman Brick Co. is listed in Kelly's 1895 edition at St. Thomas', New Brampton. I have found from the Friends of the Inkerman website that bricks labelled IBC - Inkerman Brick Co. were used in the building of four cottages called Inkerman Cottages around 1895. In Kelly's 1899 & 1900 editions it now records this works as the Chesterfield Brick Co. Chesterfield Works, Ashgate Road, New Brampton, Chesterfield. This new company went into liquidation in 1901 and the brick making plant was sold at auction on the 20th May 1901. After which the site then became a stoneware pottery owned by Tom Heath, with it then becoming Ashgate Pottery in 1913. this was owned by Tom together with a consortium of local businessmen. Today the whole area covering Inkerman Brick Works/Ashgate Pottery & the Wasp Nest Brickworks is Inkerman Park.
Innes Lee Industries owned two
brickworks in the 1970’s & 80’s. The Campbell Brickworks at Staveley was purchased from the
British Steel Corporation in 1971 & was run by Innes Lee with there other works at Belton near
Scunthorpe until 1988, when both brickworks were sold to the Tarmac Group. It is thought this brick was made at the Belton works. Photo & Info by Martyn Fretwell.
Arthur Brickman has added some history: A relatively well known Tyneside brick, about which however very little seems to have been written about. Yes, there was an Iris Brickworks at Heaton on the north bank of the Tyne, and I have a vague recollection of there having been a similarly named company in the Durham area. This example from Pelaw was probably produced at the Station Brickworks, and the likelyhood is that the two/three concerns were connected. However, I can confirm with some certainty that we're talking of a date around 1911 when our local 'Electric Theatre' was built, this item having once graced its facade. I may always be on the lookout for bricks, but when they come looking for you from a height of 50ft plus, that's a whole new matter - I could just picture my misspelled epitaph, Arthur Bricked-it! Photo by Steven Pinder.
Photo by Steven Tait
Photo by Chris Tilney.
A product of James Downing's, Defiance Brickyard, Chesterton. Photo and info by David Kitching.
Photo by Jim Stevens.
Found near Worksop by Simon Patterson.
The Isle Of Walney Estates Company was adevelopment business and in 1898 Vickers bought it out to handle the construction of Vickerstown in Barrow. The company owned the Walney Island brickworks. More information on this link. Photo by Chris Graham.