Quarry Houses, Midlothian

Returning home from an earlier brick spotting trip to Canty Bay near North Berwick, I noticed  a large amount of fly-tipping at some buildings just off the A1. The buildings are called Quarry Houses and used to be the location for a haulage company. Seeing so much rubbish littering the area seemed odd so I stopped in to investigate.

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With the amount of rubbish lying about the place was obviously abandoned and I also noticed a burnt out cottage at the rear. Not sure if this is why the place was abandoned or occurred later.

At the north end of the site some spoil heaps produced a few bricks including the FORTH  and EDINBURGH shown below.

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A search along the side of the buildings revealed a small pile of very old PRESTON GRANGE bricks. The first one is hand stamped which explains why the stamp is misalinged.

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Another variation from  Prestongrange Brick, Tile and Fireclay Works, Prestonpans, East Lothian.

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Another part of the yard produced this interesting double stamped EDINBURGH brick with a part chamfer on one corner.

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Then a couple of local bricks, a NIDDRIE and an NCB NIDDRIE.

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Other finds included WHITEHILL, a few variations on SBC, a MUIR ARMADALE and a number of GISCOL.

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