Category: Brickworks

June 2, 2014

Brick Making – 1649

Mr Barley says in The English Farmhouse that there was enough demand for brick s in the Isle of Axholme, Lincolnshire, to encourage men to make them anywhere, anyhow. William Occarbie of Crowle was presented to the manor court in 1649 ‘for making brick s on the common and selling them out of the manor’. Barley M. W. The English Farmhouse and Cottage, Routledge, 1961

May 27, 2014

Crowle Brickworks. Site Visit 1980, 5th September

In September 1980 Ann Los visited Crowle Brickworks as it was being closed down. This is her account and photographs of her visit. Where ann has inserted text from one of the printed leaflets from the brickworks I have put this with a coloured background. Crowle Brickworks Innes Lee Industries Site Visit 1980 5th September Clay Large flooded clay Pits of irregular shape and one […]

January 1, 1970

History of Crowle Brickworks

Crowle Brick and Tile Works Crowle Brickworks was established around 1880 by George Robinson, adjacent to his brewery to the north of the railway and canal. As can be seen the clay pits were connected tothe brickworks by a small tramway which was initially operated by horses. The works had a large brick kiln and were mechanised. The reverse of the brick has the Clayton […]