Record Details

NHER Number:3248
Type of record:Monument
Name:Post medieval brick kiln

Summary

This brick kiln, thought to date to the 1860s, is still surviving, although it is now used for pheasants. It forms part of a number of small brick kilns situated on this former common area, and used by individual families.

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Location

Grid Reference:TG 01898 31448
Map Sheet:TG03SW
Parish:SWANTON NOVERS, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Area of 19th century brick kilns on former common.
Individual 'small holdings' each with own kiln.
Now used for pheasants.
On 1836 1 inch Ordnance Survey map (S1).
Compiled by B. Yates (NAU).

Context 1: Brick kiln (date plaque 1860s E. Rose, NAU).
Information from Miss B. Yates (Rural Life Museum).
Compiled by B. Yates.

Source [2] states kiln still present but much ruined. No trace of date plaque now. Full of domestic rubbish; small clearance revealed the firing chamber below the kiln and the ends of the heating tunnels.
No disturbance planned but rubbish may be cleared.
Compiled by E. Rose (NLA), 29 June 2000.

Monument Types

  • BRICK KILN (Post Medieval to Modern - 1860 AD? to 2050 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Post-Medieval. Swanton Novers.
<S1>Map: Ordnance Survey. 1824-1836. Ordnance Survey First Edition 1 inch..

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