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Report - Tower Bricks and Tile Factory, Selbourne - June 2015

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by AuntieKnickers, Sep 5, 2015.

  1. AuntieKnickers

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    Tower Brick & Tile Company Limited have been making handmade Selborne bricks and roof tiles at their site near Selborne since 1872. However, the company went into administration on 6 November 2009.
    Selborne Bricks are made using traditional methods from locally quarried gault clay. Each brick is handled at least 5 times during its manufacture, which allows minor variations in shape and size that, in turn, means that each brick is slightly different. This non-uniformity makes a wall made from Selborne bricks far softer on the eye than one made from mass produced, homogenous bricks.

    Offices were locked tight, but looked interesting through the windows.

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  2. The Lone Ranger

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    Looks an interesting place, not seen it before either. Good effort :thumb
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