Brickyard Cottages, Bosworth Road, Measham, Leicestershire

Brickyard Cottages, Bosworth Road, Measham, Leicestershire
Photograph taken 21 September 2006 © Mr Peter J Ellis. Source Historic England Archive ref: 187923

This building was reputedly a brick drying shed. It was built in c1800. It has now been converted in to a range of cottages. It is said to have been the brickyard where Wilkes produced the Measham gobs. Joseph Wilkes brickworks was established in Measham in c1748. It was known for the production of oversized bricks known as `Wilkes Gobs'. These bricks can be found in the fabric of contemporary buildings in the area, including this one.

Location

Leicestershire Measham

Period

Georgian (1714 - 1836)

Tags

brick industry Georgian (1714 - 1836)