Monument record SOL 025 - Brick Yard (1837)

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Brickworks, with associated kilns, worker's cottages, drying sheds and a short canal link to River Waveney shown on 1880s & later OS maps.


Grid reference Centred TM 47973 96893 (603m by 515m)
Map sheet TM49NE


Type and Period (3)

Full Description

Brickworks, with associated kilns, drying sheds and a short canal link to River Waveney shown on 1880s and later OS map (S1). 'Brick yard' marked on 1837 OS map. Earlier maps not checked.
Early history unknown but operated by John Green 1805-1820; John Green (son) 1820-1844; John (or James) Green (nephew of John II) 1846-1849; Lucas Brothers 1849-1873; Daniel Knights 1874-1888; Henry D Knights 1892; Somerleyton Brick Co 1896-1916; Norfolk & Suffolk Brick Co 1922-1939. Closed 1939 (S2).
Mapped in HER to include areas depicted by OS and (former?) pitted area to N (shown as allotments on OS maps).
Also see 'Somerleyton Brickfields' by Audrey and Arnold Butler (1980)(not checked).
Brickfield Cottages are an important survival of the worker's cottages. Extent of below ground survival of brickworks structures unknown.

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <S1> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 1st edition.
  • <S2> Serial: Suffolk Industrial Archaeological Society Newsletter. 23, Sept 1988.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Oct 21 2010 3:35PM

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