TM4796 : Ex Brick Works Chimney Base

taken 8 years ago, near to Somerleyton, Suffolk, Great Britain

Ex Brick Works Chimney Base
Ex Brick Works Chimney Base
The chimney base of the large chimney for the brick kilns.
From about 1780 Somerleyton bricks were made here until the works closed in 1939. Some notable buildings of Somerleyton brick include York and Liverpool Street railway stations and a Belgian Royal Palace. Evidence of the buildings and kiln, now demolished, and the pits where sand was dug, abound. The 22 cottages at the end of the track were built between 1854 and 1875 for the workers and the staithe was constructed in order to transport the finished bricks via wherries. The Chimney was demolished with explosives in 1959.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 17 June, 2010   (more nearby)
Friday, 18 June, 2010
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 478 968 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:30.7839N 1:39.0436E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 477 968
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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