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Dumfries & Galloway

Pavement Tile

Period:
19th Century
Description:
Pavement tile made by James Brodie, who took over the 'top works' in 1889 from George Clennell, the first brick manufacturer in Sanquhar.  Black coloured bricks and tiles were made from blue clay which contained iron oxide and was found in coal measures.
Place of Production:
Sanquhar, Dumfriesshire
Materials/Media:
clay
Dimensions:
height 58mm, length 224mm, depth 140mm
Source:
Sanquhar Tolbooth Museum
Accession number:
SQRTM:0206.21
Digital Number:
SQPO005n
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council