Brickyard

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For the airline with the callsign "Brickyard", see Republic Airlines. For other uses, see The Brickyard (disambiguation).
Illustration of workers in a brickyard from Germany, 1695
Domed kilns on ancient brickyards in Kabul
A brickyard in Poland

A brickyard or brickfield is a place or yard where the earthen building material called bricks are made,[1] fired, and stored, or sometimes sold or otherwise distributed from. Brick makers work in a brick yard. A brick yard may be constructed near natural sources of clay or on or near a construction site if necessity or design requires the bricks to be made locally.[2]

Bricks stacked up on pallets in a yard in Michelmersh, Hampshire, England

See also[edit]

  • Brickworks, another type of place where bricks are made, often on a larger scale, and with mechanization
  • Clay pit, a quarry or mine for clay
  • Kiln, the type of high heat oven that bricks are baked in

References[edit]

  1. ^ Oxford English Dictionary Second Edition on CD-ROM (v. 4.0) Oxford University Press 2009
  2. ^ Lovejoy, Ellis. Economies in brickyard construction and operation. Indianapolis, Ind.: T.A. Randall, 1913. Print.