Monument record ADB 069 - Post Medieval brick- earth quarry pit.

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A brick-earth quarry pit of probable Post-Medieval date, Aldeburgh


Grid reference Centred TM 45944 58251 (120m by 104m)
Map sheet TM45NE


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

The remains of a large quarry pit are visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs from1943 onwards, centred on circa TM45955825. The exact date of the pit is unknown, but it is marked on both the 1st and 2nd edition Ordnance Survey maps of 1884 and 1904. On the 1st edition Ordnance Survey map of 1884, the pit is part of a complex labelled as a brickworks, and is associated with the building to the south which is still called Brick Kiln cottage today. It is therefore reasonable to assume that this pit was part of the brick-making industry which was widespread in Suffolk until the late 19th and early 20th century. Aldeburgh brickworks is one of the few remaining in the county but now gets its clay from Chillesford, near Butley (S1-23)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> Photograph: USAAF. USAAF Air Photograph. US/7PH/GP/LOC132 5048-5049 30-Dec-1943.
  • <S2> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 58/1672 153-154 03-Mar-1955.
  • <S3> Photograph: OS, AP. NMR OS/69011 29-30 10-Mar-1969.

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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Sep 25 2013 3:27PM

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