Monument record 0079600000 - BRILL COMMON

Summary

Remains of nineteenth to twentieth century brick and tile works

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Map

Type and Period (6)

  • BRICKWORKS (19th Century to Modern - 1800 AD to 1945 AD)
  • TILE WORKS (19th Century to Modern - 1800 AD to 1945 AD)
  • BRICKFIELD (19th Century - 1800 AD to 1899 AD)
  • KILN (19th Century to Modern - 1800 AD to 1999 AD)
  • BRICK KILN (19th Century to Modern - 1800 AD to 1999 AD)
  • TILE KILN (19th Century to Modern - 1800 AD to 1999 AD)

Description

OS MAP OF 1878/1885 MARKS 'KILNS' AND 'BRICKFIELD'; SUBSEQUENT EDITION OF 1900 MARKS 'BRICK WORKS' CENTRED AT NGR (B1).
SITE OF LAST WORKING BRICK & TILE WORKS IN BRILL, 1919 (B2).
BRICKWORKS VARIOUSLY DESCRIBED AS ' THOMAS HUME/HOME/HOLME' IN KELLY'S AND OTHER DIRECTORIES AND WAS KNOWN AS THE 'CROSS ROADS BRICK & TILE CO LTD' & ALSO AS 'POORE'S BRICKWORKS' (B3-4).
2 KILNS REMAIN ON THIS SITE, CONVERTED INTO GARAGES FOR 2 HOUSES. 1 IS AN UPDRAUGHT, THE OTHER A DOWNDRAUGHT, THOUGH THE CHIMNEY NO LONGER EXISTS (B3).
Watching brief carried out by Foundations Archaeology in March 2004 during groundworks for a house extension revealed several phases of late 19th century industrial remains comprising the kiln chimney stack rake-out pit or possibly part of the kiln structure. This had been partly demolished, modifacations made to the kiln and a series of working platforms or yard surfaces created. The area had been landscaped after the kilns ceased working. Finds of overfired field drains, brick tiles stamped 'T Home. Brill' and flat peg-hole roof tiles, suggest that these were products of the kiln. See report for detail (B5).

Sources (7)

  • ---SBC20218 Unpublished document: CMAG. 1980(?)-2001. Mineral Extraction Sites in Buckinghamshire. D1104.
  • ---SBC20720 Aerial Photograph: Michael Farley. 2001. 2001 Michael Farley oblique AP. SP65111446. Yes.
  • <1>SBC10231 Bibliographic reference: OS 1878/85 6IN (1:10560) 1ST ED; ALSO 2ND ED (1900 ).
  • <2>SBC13759 Verbal communication: RODGER I 1976(AUG) PERS COMM (SEE MAP FILED WITH C AS 2497).
  • <3>SBC2843 Bibliographic reference: CHAUNDRY P 1979 FIELD VISIT FOR BCM.
  • <4>SBC14571 Photograph: SIMPSON W 1985 THE BRILL TRAMWAY P68 (ARP- USES BC M PHOTO BRI/36; CAPTION READS POORE'SBRICKWORKS)".
  • <5>SBC23563 Unpublished document: Foundations Archaeology. 2007. Home's Kiln, The Crossroads, Brill: Archaeological Watching Brief.

Location

Grid reference SP 6502 1432 (point) (Exact)
Civil Parish BRILL, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (1)

  • Event - Intervention: Watching brief (Ref: HKB04) (EBC17253)

Record last edited

Nov 24 2009 5:15PM

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