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Brickmaking in Sussex

M. Beswick

First published in 1993 for the Sussex Industrial Archaeology Society, Brickmaking in Sussex tells the story of bricks and tiles from their first appearance in Sussex 2000 years ago until the present day. Topics covered include: the raw materials available for brickmaking in Sussex, kiln design and operation, the subsidiary products of brick-yards such as pottery, teracotta and mathematical tiles, the economic factors which influenced both the progress of the industry and the lives of the brickmakers, and an account of some of the brickmaking families which flourished in the county for many, generations.

The second part is a gazetteer of over 850 brickyard sites, giving their location, approximate dates and names of the operators, where known.

The author has been active in the field of local history for many years, having written articles for Sussex Industrial History, compiled booklets on local village trades, and contributed a section on 'Brick Tile and Pottery Manufacture' to the new Historical Atlas of Sussex.

This second edition of Brickmaking in Sussex includes a number of additions to the gazetteer reflecting new information which has come to light since 1993. It was published in 2001 at 14.95 and will be available from all good bookshops and the Sussex Industrial Archaeology Society. 

49 illustrations, including maps, drawings and photographs.

Available from Peter Holtham, 12 St Helens Crescent, Hove, BN3 8EP
The cost per copy is 14.95 including postage and packing. 

Please make your cheque payable to SIAS

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