Record Details

NHER Number:16974
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of post medieval brickworks


This is the site of a former post medieval brickworks. The brickworks was altered at some point prior to 1930 before undergoing major alterations in 1952. In 1981 the brickworks was removed after falling from use, with the site reverting to agricultural use. Research has suggested that a series of tunnels linked the brickworks to the clay pit in Ingham parish.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 3862 2551
Map Sheet:TG32NE

Full description

On 6in OS 1957, revised pre 1930 (major changes 1952), one large building shown as in use and four as roofless.

1981. Totally removed.
One modern house on site.
Remainder all reclaimed for agriculture.
E. Rose (NAU) 15 January 1981.

Probably the site referred to as 'just outside Stalham' in (S1).
Sketch in (S1) shows two tall rounded pyramidal kilns said to resemble oasthouses, i.e. like that still at Kiln Cliffs, Mundesley.
E. Rose (NAU) 6 September 1983.

Description by Norfolk Industrial Archaeological Society in file; includes story of tunnels under road to connect to clay pit in Ingham parish. Brick presented to NCM. It was stamped MW in its frog.
E. Rose (NLA) 28 August 1992.

The site is noted in various directories from 1904 to 1937.
NIAS records (S2)
W. Arnold HES 10/01/11

Monument Types

  • BRICKWORKS (Early 20th Century to Mid 20th Century - 1904 AD? to 1937 AD?)

Associated Finds

  • BRICK (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Fiche: Exists.
<S1>Publication: Maxwell, D.. 1925. Unknown Norfolk. 175.
<S2>Archive: NIAS. Norfolk Industrial Archaeology Society Records.

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