Record Details

NHER Number:17191
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of post medieval brickworks, at Orwell Cross


This remains of the brickworks here date to the mid 19th century, with the tall conical kiln similar to the one at the brickworks in Mundesley. Records show that this site was worked by Gunton's in 1904-39. Aerial photographs taken in 1946 clearly show the site.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 1889 4279
Map Sheet:TG14SE

Full description

Site/remains of old brickworks.
Not on (S1).
Presumably mid 19th century.
E. Rose 24 April 1981.

Worked by Gunton's in 1904-39.
Information from Norfolk Industrial Archaeology Society (S2).

(S3) has drawing of tall conical kiln here like that still at Mundesley.
E. Rose (NAU) 6 September 1983.

March 2004. Norfolk NMP.
Elements of this brickworks are visible on the RAF aerial photographs from 1946 (S4). However, none of the structures were mapped as part of the NMP as it was felt that the 2nd edition map (25in, 1902-7) (S5) records the buildings and extractive areas sufficiently.
S. Massey (NMP) 30 March 2004.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Map: Ordnance Survey. 1836. 1836 1st edition.
<S2>Article in Serial: 1983. [unknown]. NIAS Journal. Vol III, no 3.
<S3>Publication: Maxell, D. 1925. Unknown Norfolk -197. 2.
<S4>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 106G/UK/1571 3183-4 07-JUN-1946 (Norfolk SMR TG 1843A, TG 1943A).
<S5>Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-7. OS 25" 2nd edition (1902-7) sheet XI.1.

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