Somerset Brick and Tile Museum

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Somerset Brick and Tile Museum
Brick built industrial buildings with conical chimeny
Somerset Brick and Tile Museum is located in Somerset
Somerset Brick and Tile Museum
Location within Somerset and the United Kingdom
Established 1990s
Location Bridgwater, Somerset
Coordinates 51°07′43″N 2°59′38″W / 51.1285°N 2.9938°W / 51.1285; -2.9938

The Somerset Brick and Tile Museum is in Bridgwater, Somerset, and is administered by Somerset County Council.

The museum is dedicated to the Brick and Tile Industry of Somerset.

It incorporates the last surviving 'pinnacle kiln' in Bridgwater, which dates from the 19th century, and has been designated as a Scheduled Ancient Monument and grade II* listed building.[1] It used to be one of six at the former Barham Brothers' Yard at East Quay. It was last fired in 1965, the year that the works closed.

Demonstrated inside are the tools, methods and processes involved in making a variety of bricks, tiles, and terracotta plaques.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Brick kiln East Quay". Images of England. Retrieved 2007-10-30. 
  2. ^ Somerset Brick and Tile Museum, Bridgwater entry on Culture24. Retrieved 9 December 2009.

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