This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
COAL PARK LANE 1.
5231 LOWER SWANWICK Brick Kiln, Chimney and SU 4909 25/502 Drying Sheds on North II East of site at Bursledon Brickworks (Northern Section) 2.
Circa 1935. All the buildings are of red brick with corrugated iron roofs.
Brick Kiln Staffordshire type transverse arched continuous kiln with sixteen chambers.
Chimney Tall brick stack with iron bands and moulded cap. Landscape value. Drying Sheds Two storeys, with slatted wooden floors supported on steel posts.
History The brickworks were founded in 1897 by a Mr Ashby and had major expansions in 1903 and 1935 building to a maximum production of twenty million bricks per annum. [The bricks produced were multi-coloured rustic wire cut facings with some hand made specials. It remained in production until 1974 by which time the site had been divided by the M27 motorway.] It is an almost unaltered example of an early C20 medium sized brick works retaining its steam drive and associated machinery. The 1897 and 1903 kilns are the earliest known examples of their type.
Listing NGR: SU5002009836
Copyright IoE Mrs Brenda M Palmer. Source Historic England Archive
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Photographer: Palmer, Brenda M
Rights Holder: Palmer, Brenda M
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