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Knowehead, Brickworks General view from S showing main building

SC 449842

Description Knowehead, Brickworks General view from S showing main building

Date 29/8/1974

Collection John R Hume

Catalogue Number SC 449842

Category On-line Digital Images

Scope and Content Sand-lime brickworks, Locharbriggs, Dumfriesshire This brickworks was established by the Ballochmyle Brick Co Ltd to use stone dust and small stone fragments to make bricks. This was done by reducing the stone to powder, mixing it with lime, pressing the mixture into bricks, and steaming them. This shows the works from the end where the raw materials were taken in. The lower section to the rear housed the long cylinders in which the bricks were cured with high-pressure steam. Bricks made in this way are not as durable as fired bricks, but they are perfectly suitable for many purposes. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

External Reference H74/236/15


File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

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Collection Level (551 147) John R Hume

> Item Level (SC 449842) Knowehead, Brickworks General view from S showing main building

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