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Offline sheppey_bottles

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Re: Otterham Brick?
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2013, 19:57:53 »
The bricks would have been taken away by barge so I would have along Otterham quay and the sea wall areas for wasters or those dropped over the side. If you know where the clamps or the old rubbish dumps are you should find a brick or two there. Conyer brick fields used to have bricks lying around all over the place so Otterham should not be any different I expect. Also, have a look at any of the old buildings in the surrounding areas especially those in the orchard by the roundabout near the bootfair field, you may find an odd one there in a derelict wall.

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Re: Otterham Brick?
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2013, 19:24:13 »
There is a photograph here but it is not very good.

http://www.penmorfa.com/bricks/england18.html

There is a good chance they were used locally, keep your eyes open for anyone doing alterations to house built of yellow stocks.

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Re: Otterham Brick?
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2013, 11:50:09 »
Try looking in the water... Water is a brick magnet :)
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Otterham Brick?
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2013, 11:26:42 »
I have done a short history of the area known as Four Gun Field in Otterham Quay Lane, Upchurch. This is ahead of possible development of the land for the parish council. Bricks were made on the site around 1850. They were a small yellow type of brick with OTTERHAM marked on each brick. Does anyone have an Otterham Brick please? I would love to have one or at least photograph one.

It is hoped to persuade the developers to include, in some way the heritage of the site.

Grateful as always for any help or assistance

Mike
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Otterham Kent - Your Heritage.

 

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