Tyne and Wear HER(1582): Cleadon, Tilesheads Farm Brick Kilns - Details
Cleadon, Tilesheads Farm Brick Kilns
Brick and Tilemaking Site
'Brick Works' are shown on First edition Ordnance Survey plan. A pair of horizontal through-draught kilns survives on a site otherwise cleared of its former buildings and now host to a piggery. Three 19th century brick making sites were situated within a quarter of a mile radius in this area. The surviving kilns recorded in 1994 were then due for demolition.
<< HER 1582 >> 1st edition Ordnance Survey map, 1854 I. Ayris & S.M. Linsley, 1994, A Guide to the Industrial Archaeology of Tyne and Wear, p 45; Northern Archaeological Associates, 2015, The Cleadon Village Atlas; Greenwood's Plan of Durham, 1820