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IoE Number: 264820
Location: BRICK KILN AT NGR ST 0316 4350,
Photographer: Mr Eddy Allen
Date Photographed: 24 June 2001
Date listed: 21 December 1984
Date of last amendment: 21 December 1984
Grade II

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ST04SWOLD CLEEVE CPBLUE ANCHOR1/62Brick Kiln at NGR ST 0316 4350

ST04SW OLD CLEEVE CP BLUE ANCHOR 1/62 Brick Kiln at NGR ST 0316 4350 - - II Updraught brick kiln, now garage. Early CI9. Irregular red bricks, Flemish bond, corrugated iron monopitch roof. Rectangular in plan, about 4 x 8 metres. 4 segmental headed openings regularly spaced just above ground level on North side, one on South side with 3 others presumably obscured by lean-to addition, double doors West end. These openings probably 8 in total and arranged opposite each other, are the firing holes or 'eyes' of the kiln. Access was front the side 'wicket', bricked up during firing, and the roof was of a temporary nature to allow the escape of gases. The Kiln is thought to have been in use fron the l830's until the 1870's when the large scale production of bricks in Bridgwater rendered small brickyards uneconomic. There was little brickmakinq in West Somerset until the latter part of the C19 and this is the only example of an updraught brick kiln known to survive in the county. (Information from B J Murless, 23 March 1983).

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