Record Details

NHER Number:8441
Type of record:Monument
Name:Post medieval brick kiln


A probably 18th century brick kiln, complete with bricked chamber and flue tunnel, was exposed by ploughing in 1959, and again during pipe laying in 1966.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 3991 1851
Map Sheet:TG31NE

Full description

1959. Brick kiln, probably 18th century, revealed by ploughing. 3.2m (10 feet 6 inches) wide with chamber 5.5m (18 feet) long and flue tunnel at least 3.3m (11 feet) long (south end not found). Brick built, fifteen transverse piers of bricks. 24cm by 11.5cm by 5cm (9 1/2 inches by 4 1/2 inches by 2 inches) thick, 25.4cm (10 inches) wide and about 11.5cm (4 1/2 inches) appart. At base of each pier and in centre was an arch containing the flue tunnel and in each space between piers were three septa of brick acting as vanes for hot air.

Revealed again by pipe trench 1966. (S1).
E. Rose (NAU).

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

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

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 31 NE 11.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Serial: 1959. Council for British Archaeology Group 7 Bulletin of Archaeological Discoveries for 1959. No. 6. p 4.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Post-Medieval. Ludham.
<S1>Article in Serial: [unknown]. Norfolk Industrial Archaeology Society Journal. vol.III no.1 p.40.

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