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Report - Hammill Brick works, kent june 2012

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by space invader, Jun 24, 2012.

  1. space invader

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    visited with obscurity,fortknoxo,wevsky and urban ginger

    a little history...

    The largest brickworks in Dover district was undoubtedly at Hammill 1.7km north west of Eastry. Hammill brickworks is sited on the former Woodnesborough Colliery site. Works at the site started in 1910 but the colliery operation never progressed beyond the sinking of two test shafts and the construction of surface buildings including an engine house, workshops and a chimney. In 1923, after the First World War, the mine was sold to Pearson & Dorman Long, owners of Betteshanger Colliery. In due course the site was sold on to the Hammill Brick Co. who built a brickworks on the site using some of the old colliery buildings and working clay extracted from a nearby clay seam within the Thanet Beds geology The brickworks opened in June 1927 and continued in operation until 2006. When the brickworks opened a two foot gauge line was built parallel to the standard gauge line and ran between the brickworks and a clay pit c. 500m to the north-east of the brickworks (another clay pit is indicated c. 800m to the north-west). Despite attempts to keep the site working the brickworks finally shut in 2008...

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    thanks for looking...
     

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