Industrial Archaeology / History / Steam Engines Cornish Brick Making and Brick Buildings

Cornish Brick Making and Brick Buildings

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John Ferguson & Charles Thurlow, PB, 191pp + Appendix

Although granite and slate are prominent in Cornwall there is also significant use of brick for housing and industrial uses. Bricks were made and used in Cornwall from the late C18th to the end of the first half of the C20th by about seventy brickworks though some were short lived.

The book describes the brick making process used in Cornwall and then looks at brickworks in geographical areas across the county. There is also reference to other burnt clay products such as terracotta, tiles crucibles, agricultural and various industrial products.

Other chapters cover notable buildings in the country using local and some imported brick and terracotta. The use of different bonds is illustrated and function of special bricks. All this shows the extent and versatility of brick making and usage throughout the county.

The text is well illustrated with maps and diagrams together with numerous photographs many in colour.
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