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English bricks - page 5a

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Photo by Alwyn Sparrow.

Cinder Hills

Cinderhill Brick Works was operated by Joseph Morton at Siddal Hall Lake in 1857 ( Kelly's Directory ). It was still operating in 1927 ... and beyond. Images PRBCO.

Photo by courtesy of the Frank Lawson collection.  Made at the Cinder Hills Brickworks near Halifax.

Front and back, photos by Mike Gregg.

Found at Bo'ness, West Lothian by Mark Cranston.

A big arc brick / radial stretcher by Joseph Morton, Cinderhills Fireclay Works, Halifax, photo by Ian Suddaby.

City, Leeds

Spotted in Horsforth, Leeds by Thomas Ackroyd.

Photo by Mark Harriman who thinks the city brickworks were in Harehills, Leeds just behind Hillcrest house and the Brown Hare pub. What we think was the works can still be seen today.

Listed in trade directories between 1898 and 1922, with yards in two locations of the City - at Nowell Lane/ Harehills Lane and off Old Lane, Beeston, Leeds. Found near Wicklefield, West Yorkshire. Image PRBCO.


Frederick Hand managed the Clarendon brickyard just outside of Salisbury, a large site with a huge clay deposit.  Many of the bricks went into building Salisbury and were stamped CLARENDON. Photo and info by Andrew Poole.

Frederick Hands & Sons, Brick Kiln Farm, Clarendon Park, Salisbury, Wilts. is listed in Kelly’s 1895 to 1915 editions. The 1900 OS map shows that the brickworks was next to Clarendon House, on the east side of Salisbury. The works is no longer shown on 1923 map, only Brick Kiln Farm. Photo & extra info by Martyn Fretwell.

Edward Clark & Son, Charlestown Brickworks. Photo by David Kitching, part of the collection at Wheal Martyn China Clay Museum.

D & S Clarke, Rotherham

Thanks to Simon Patterson for the photo.  Daniel & Samuel Clarke, Sanitary Tube & Common & Firebrick Manufacturers,Greasbrough Road, Masbrough, Rotherham,  Kellys 1893 Directory.  Info by FranK Lawson.

George Clarke, Rishton

Photo by courtesy of the Colin Driver collection.

Clarkson - see Heath House

Claughton Manor Brick Co. Caton

The Claughton Manor Brick Company was one of a number of brickworks near Lancaster.
 The works is operated by Hanson plc and was 'mothballed' in April 2010 because of a downturn in orders.

The brickworks is also served by the last aerial ropeway in Britain.  Follow this link to see some of my photos of it.

Photo by Alan Davies.

J W Clay

Jesse Ward Clay, Hill Top, Newthorpe, Notts (Kelly's Nottinghamshire Diertory 1891). Photo by courtesy of the Frank Lawson collection, found near Ilkeston.

Claygate Fireplaces Ltd

Made in Claygate, Surrey. Photo by courtesy of the Richard Symonds collection.

Clay X Co. (Clay Cross)

Made by the famous Clay Cross Company in Derbyshire.  Photos by Simon Patterson.

Photo supplied by A.K.A. Demik.

Photo by courtesy of the Frank Lawson collection.


Found near Papplewick pumping station in Notts. by Alan Murray-Rust.  Claytons made brick making machinery and examples have been found where the other side of the brick has the actual brick makers name on it.

Jason Montgomery found this example in Sydney, Australia

Photo by courtesy of the Richard Symonds collection.

Clayton & Brooke - see Norbury Colliery

A Clews & Co.

A Clews & Co., Chellaston Brickworks, Derby.  I have found late 19th Century census records of a Clews family living in Chellaston but can find no record of them as owners of Chellaston Brickworks. Photo courtesy of Derby Museums.  Info by Frank Lawson.

Cliff & sons, Wortley, Leeds

Front and back of a Cliff, Wortley specimen found by David Barlow.

In the mid-nineteenth century there was a brickworks in Wortley, Leeds which was founded by Joseph Cliff (1806-79). This company was known as Joseph Cliff & Sons and it also owned a brickworks in Dick Lane, Tyersal and the Shipley Fireclay Company, both in the Bradford area. In 1861 Joseph Cliff's daughter, Emily Christiana, married James Kitson (later Lord Airedale) a famous Leeds ironmaster and locomotive builder. Some years after Joseph Cliff's death the organization he had created became part of the well-known Leeds Fireclay Company. Thanks to Derek Barker for the information.

Photographed on the seashore at Crosby, Merseyside.

Thanks to Darren Haywood for the photo.

Found at the Surrey Docks farm, London by Germander Speedwell.

Found in London by Vladimir Smirnov.

Photo by Nigel Megson.

Cliffe Coal & Fire Clay Co.

Found at Thornhill Lees and also seen near Crigglestone, West Yorkshire. The maker is Cliffe Coal & Fire Clay Co., Crigglestone. Listed in Post Office, West Riding directory of 1877 and White's Clothing District directory of 1881. Image PRBCO.

Cliff Vale

Mike Shaw found these two on a farm near Tamworth.

Cliffe, Great Harwood

Found at Gt. Harwood, just along the road from the former brick works, by Brian Hartley. 
Cliffe Quarry Brick and Terra Cotta Co Ltd from June 1897-1904.



Clive Bros. Sandyford

Robert Clement Clive and William Bolton Clive of Tunstall, colliery proprietors leased land for a brickworks at Sandyford  , Tunstall for a period of 21 years from 31st March 1895. This firebrick is from the works they established and this may have become known as the Newfield Brick & Marl Works. The Clive Brothers disappear from the trade directories at some point after 1912. Photo and information by David Kitching.

Clutterbuck, Gloucester

What a great name!  No info as yet.  Photo by Martyn Fretwell.
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