Tyne and Wear HER(2095): Wallsend, Mordue's Brick and Tile Works (Tyne Brickworks) - Details
Wallsend, Mordue's Brick and Tile Works (Tyne Brickworks)
Brick and Tilemaking Site
In 1897 the works was using a Porter's brick making machine, prodiucing 75000 wire cut bricks a week. Output increased to 100000 a week with the installation of a Johnson's machine which used a semi-plastic process. The drying shed held up to 50000 bricks although they were dryed outside during the summer. The brickworks had 7 kilns, and was owned by Mr R Wilson who also owned a brickworks at Birtley Grange.
<< HER 2095 >> 1st edition Ordnance Survey map, 1864, 6 inch scale, Northumberland, 98 P J. Davidson, 1986, The Brickworks of the North East, p.61