Celebrating 150 Years of Brickmaking W.H.Collier Ltd.

The Site

Site History. The clay used for brickmaking is a glacial/alluvial lacustrine deposit. The basin was formed by sub-glacial water during an ice age. The deposits were then laid down over a 20,000 year period from meltwaters, during the inter glacial period, entering the basin.

The clay pit is important geologically and is protected as a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

Building description

Buildings included in the photos are;

1920's kiln building known as the Habbler. This now houses our most recent moving hood kiln.

1950's kiln and dryer.

1963 Office building