"Old Bricks - history at your feet"

England - page 14, Letter L.

La to Le below        Li to Lu       


L A - London Architectural

L & A - Leverstock & Acorn

L. B. C. - see London Brick Company

L. B. Co Ld - see Leeds Brickmaking Co.

L. B. B. - see Lingfield

L E - Luke Evans

L & E - Lockwood & Elliott

L. F. Co - see Leeds Fireclay

L & G - see Laycock & Grace

L N W R - London & North Western Railway

L P B - see Leeds Patent Brick

L P B & Tile - Leicester Patent Brick & Tile

L & P - see Love & Partner

L T B Co - Lapal Tunnel Brick Co.


L. P. Ardwick

Photo and information by David Kitching.


Ladle



Photo by Ray Martin

H Lakin, Stapenhill



Henry Lakin is recorded as brickmaker in Kelly’s 1857 Trade Directory at Stapenhill near Burton on Trent. Info & Photo by Martyn Fretwell.


Lambert, Pott Shrigley, Macclesfield


In c1820 George Lambert and Abraham Bury started a small brickworks near Brink Farm with one kiln to fire the bricks. When they needed to expand they moved to the site in Bakestonedale.By 1848 George Lambert was operating a coal and fireclay mine with associated Pott Brickworks on the south side of the road at Bakestonedale, Pott Shrigley. Lambert was still working the Pott Shrigley coal mine in 1884 but had relinquished the firebrick works to James
Hall before 1878. By 1896 all had been absorbed into the business of William Hammond on the north side of the road. Photos and information by David Kitching.


Lambton

 

 

 

All probably made by the Lambton & Hetton Collieries Ltd in County Durham.

Possibly made at Lambton D pit, Fencehouses, Houghton le Spring, which operated between1894 and 1960.  Info P J Davison, brick & Tile Works, north east England (c19700, image PRBCO 


Lancaster

Photo by courtesy of the Frank Lawson collection, found at Barlow near Chesterfield.  From the works of S. M. Lancaster, Brimington, Chesterfield (Kelly's Directory of Derbyshire 1899)


Lanchester

A small town in County Durham.


Lane Bros. Mansfield.

The Hermitage Brickworks was owned by brothers, Richard and Sampson Clay Lane. The Works occupied land on the right hand side of Hermitage Lane, from it's junction with Sutton Road down to the railway line and was in operation in the early 1900's. Photo & Info by Martyn Fretwell

Thanks to Darren Haywood for the contribution.

Thanks to Darren Haywood for the photo.


Lane End Works, Fenton

Photo and information by David Kitching.


Lapal Tunnel Brick Co.



Photo by courtesy of Bristol and Region Archaeological Services.  Unearthed during during groundworks associated with the construction of a new food store at Barnes Hill, California, Birmingham.  Martyn Fretwell writes; The Lapel Tunnel Brick Co. California, Birmingham was started in 1876/7 and in 1882 when it became a limited company, the principal shareholder was John Garlick who owned another brickworks at Upper Saltley. With John going bankrupt two years later in 1884, both his brickworks were closed. 

Lathom

Lathom is near Ormskirk in West Lancashire and was a major brickmaking centre until recently.  The middle example was made in 1958 and came from Brymbo Steelworks near Wrexham during demolition.  R. P. B is Ralph Platt Barker, the brickworks was on the site of the former Blaguegate Colliery.

Rhys writes:  I worked for Lathom Brick Company in the 1960's and i noticed you had a pressed Engineering brick that has the initials of R. P. B. on it. They stood for Ronald Peter Barker who owned Lathom Brick Company. They stopped making pressed bricks in the mid 1960's and went to making wirecut bricks until it closed in 1975.


J. Lawrence

Spotted in Riddings, Derbyshire by Martyn Fretwell.


 Thomas Lawrence, Bracknell

Found during landscaping work at the Carnegie Heritage Centre, Kingston upon Hull.  Bracknell in Berkshire was once well known for its hand-made brick production, and the longest lived of the old brick firms, Thomas Lawrence of Bracknell (or TLB for short) started off at the foot of Wick Hill.  The brown clay to be found in this area was ideal for making rich warm red-fired bricks, some of which were used in the construction of Westminster Cathedral!  Thanks to Alan Brigham for the contribution.  Also see the entry for W. K. (Wokingham).


Law & sons, West Melton

Photo by courtesy of the Frank Lawson collection.


Lawson Bros. South Shields

Front and back of another Lawson brick, sent by Stewart Whitelaw.


Laycock & Grace

Found at Hainworth, Keighley.  This would have been made by Laycock & Green, Highfield, Keighley and listed in Kelly, 1871.  Info and image PRBCO


W. Lea

Photo and information by David Kitching.


Leamington

Simon Patterson photographed this one at Avoncroft Museum


Leamington & Lillington Brickyard Co.



Photo and info by Alwyn Sparrow

Leamore



Located in Leamore Lane, Walsall.1.5 miles NW of Walsall centre.  Leamore Brick Co., Green Lane, Birchills, Walsall, a 6.5 acres brickworks site adjacent to Wyrley & Essington Canal.  Photo and info by Ray Martin.



Found in Derby by Frank Lawson

Lee

Found in N. E. Derbyshire by Simon Patterson.


Lee, Mosbro

Thanks to Darren Haywood for the photo.



Found on the site of the demolished Lord Conyers pub in a village called Wales near Rotherham. Made by J Lee, Station Road, Mosborough, Nr.Sheffield.  Photo by Frank Lawson.

W. Lee, Barrow

Walton Lee made bricks c1880 - c1890s in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria. Angus Glasgow. Image PRBCO.


Leeds

Found in a garden in Leeds, photo by Steve Kind, quite likely made by the company below.


Leeds Brickmaking Co.

Found in a garden in Leeds, photo by Steve Kind.  John Pease thinks this one could have been made by the Leeds Brickmaking Co of Armley.  Phillip Rothery confirms this; it is list in trade directories between 1875 and 1909, firstly at Armley Road and latterly at Dolly Lane.


Leeds Fireclay Co.Ltd.

Leeds Fireclay company incorporated Cliff, Ingham, Wortley Fireclay, Oates & Green (Halifax), Edward Brook (Huddersfield) and Burmantoft works. 

Found in a garden in Leeds, photo by Steve Kind

Photo by courtesy of the Frank Lawson collection.

Alan Dunn took this photo of the back of a Leeds Fireclay brick in St. Albans.



Found near London Zoo by Vladimir Smirnov. 



Photo by courtesy of the Richard Symonds collection.



Photo by Malcolm Adlington

Leeds Patent

The Leeds Patent Brick Company operated in Leeds - Cross Stamford Street /Dolly Lane / Roseville Road - and was listed in trade directories, 1870 - 1956. After 1938, it was a branch of B. Whitaker and Sons (B W S), list in phone book for 1956 but not 1961. Image PRBCO.

Photo by courtesy of the Frank Lawson collection, found near Bramhope, Leeds.

Image PRBCO.


Leigh & son

John Leigh & Son ran their brickworks at High Lane, Burslem from the mid 1890s until at least 1912. They do not appear in the 1924 trade directory. Photo and information by David Kitching.


Leicester Patent Brick & Tile





The Leicester Patent Brick & Tile Co. is recorded in White’s 1877 edition at Greyfriars & works at Humberstone with J.A. Bosworth as Managing Director. Followed by Kelly’s 1881 edition at New Humberstone with T. Beech as Manager. Photos & Info by Martyn Fretwell.

Leverstock & Acorn



Leverstock and Acorn Red Brick Co. Hemel Hempstead.  Photographed at a brick reclamation yard in Kent by Martin Fretwell who writes: I have found a reference to a chimney stack repair in London Road, Apsley End, Hemel Hempstead in 1897, were it was found that the bricks used were stamped L & A and came from the Bennetts End brickfield. The company was establised in 1848 as the Leverstock Green Red Brick Co. Ltd. The last recorded advertisement for L & A brickworks was in 1945. More about the company and brickmaking in Hemel Hempsted can be read here:  http://bacchronicle.homestead.com/Brickmaking.html

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