Monument record BRD 069 - "R J Snare's Flintworks"; 62 Thetford Road.
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|Grid reference||Centred TL 7890 8636 (50m by 50m)|
|Civil Parish||BRANDON, FOREST HEATH, SUFFOLK|
Type and Period (2)
`"R J Snare's (1835-1898) flint works, Brandon, Suffolk, August 5th 1878", now 62 Thetford Road' (S1)(R1). Said to have been the largest flintworks in Brandon in 1874, when managed by Robert John Snare. In a six year period, from 1880-1885, 23,165,200 gunflints were listed as being produced at this workshop (S2).
Workshops to rear of 62 Thetford Road as shown in photograph of August 1878 (S1) although altered still largely intact from outside. Modern offices adjoin to W and open garaging to S. Yard surfaces all concreted/ tarmaced though double raised terraces to rear may be levelled flint waste (to rear of 1878 photograph?).
For other knapper workshops, see BRD 065 & 068.
- <S1> SSF10167 (No record type): Karlins, K.. The Gunflint Industry at Brandon. Karlins K, `The Gunflint Industry at Brandon'. The Canadian Jour, 22, May 1984, (2), 51-59, plate 2.
- <R1> SSF16493 (No record type): Postcard (?), 1878.
- <S2> SSF6527 (No record type): Forrest A J, Masters of Flint, 82-87, ill.
- None recorded
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Record last edited
Jun 2 2008 3:44PM