Record Details

NHER Number:16664
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of post medieval brickworks

Summary

This is the site of a post medieval brickworks said to have been in use since the 17th century. An earthwork mound survives on the site, surrounded by two concentric 19th century walls. The mound may be the remains of a tile kiln.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 4508 1944
Map Sheet:TG41NE
Parish:MARTHAM, GREAT YARMOUTH, NORFOLK

Full description

Site of Brickworks, known as Chapman's Pits or Bottomless Pits.
Said to have been in use since 17th century.
A mound 1.2m (4ft) high contained by 2 concentric 19th century brick walls. The outer one 6.1m (20ft) diameter, inner one 2.4m (8ft). One flue and three rectangles to north.
Perhaps a tile works.
Information from (S1).
E. Rose (NAU) 30 October 1980.

25in O.S. marked as "Brickfield disused" see (S2)
NIAS records (S1)
W. Arnold (HES) 06/12/2010

Monument Types

  • BRICKWORKS (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TILE KILN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Fiche: Exists.
<S1>Archive: NIAS. Norfolk Industrial Archaeology Society Records.
<S2>Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-7. Ordnance Survey 25 inch 2nd edition (revised 1902-7).

Related records - none

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