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Brick Yard Cottage, Sidley

posted by Laura Nash on 13 Oct 2008 at 5:41 pm

I am trying to find any information about the Sidley Brickyard during the late nineteenth century. Albert Adams is listed in the 1881 census as a 'brick merchant' and living at Brick Yard cottage, Bexhill. I would like to find out if Albert Adams owned this yard, and where exactly it was.
Any knowledge or advice is greatly appreciated.
Many thanks

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Brick Yard Cottage, Sidley

posted by Jude on 15 Oct 2008 at 4:31 pm

Hi Laura,
Someone else posted on here some time ago about Sidley brickworks:

"St Mary's Terrace
posted by Margaret on 21 March 2007 at 9:58 pm
If the birth certificate said Bexhill then it would not be St Mary's Terrace in Hastings. It is more likely to be St Mary's Cottages jin Ninfield Road, Sidley. It is a terrace of 12 small cottages that were built for brick workers over 100 years ago. There used to be a brickyard up behind them in the early 1900s."

These cottages are still there. The postcode for them in case you want to see them on Google maps is TN39 5DE.

There is still a brickworks in Turkey Road - Ibstock Bricks Ltd although I don't know if that's the brickworks you mean. Their postcode (for Google maps) is TN39 5HY.

Hope this helps.

Brick Yard Cottage

posted by Dotann on 18 Oct 2008 at 6:49 pm

Hi Laura. Yes Mr Adams owned the yard,it was a coal yard and hen I was a child very many years ago I used to play in the coal yard,the cottage was in Ninfield Road Sidley.
I don't remember any brickworks,I believe there was a brickworks in Turkey Road and it's possible St Mary's cottages further up Ninfield Road were for the brickies

Brick Works

posted by Mrs Fiona Green on 04 Feb 2009 at 9:34 pm

there certainly was a brick yard along turkey lane, just beyound the cemetary. i used to go there as a child and watch hand made bricks being made and actually being allowed into the kilns sometimes. this was about 1968/9. i don't know when it shut or even if it has shut.

Coal Yard

posted by Sheila Varian on 15 Feb 2009 at 9:51 pm

The coal yard was in Sidley opposite where the Blacksmiths used to be (became the site for a biscuit factory?). There was a little cottage on the edge of the coal yard.

Coincidentally I thought of the coal yard earlier today. We drove past one and I thought how dangerous it probably was but we used to play there for hours or until we got chased off by one of the workers.

I seem to remember a wooden building where people went to pay for their coal.

I believe my Dad worked in the brick yard briefly after WW2 or it might have been before. I wish I had taken more notice when I had the chance.

Brick Yard Cottage, Sidley

posted by Paul Aspinall on 05 Aug 2009 at 11:20 pm

Hi Laura Nash. I have just your post wanting info on the brickyard cottage run by Albert Adams. He was my great great grandfather's brother. Are you related to him at all? Or if you have any info on these cottages it would be fantastic to find out.

Brick Yard Cottage, Sidley - Albert Adams

posted by Sharon McCarthy on 26 Mar 2013 at 7:31 pm

Hi Paul Aspinall and Laura Nash...
Albert Adams was my Great great great Grandfather. I too have been trying to find out anything about the Brickyard and the Brick Yard Cottages.
Your posts were some time ago and was wondering if you have managed to find anything out. Unfortunately I have had no luck.

Brickyard Cottage

posted by brian waters on 12 Aug 2014 at 6:06 pm

The ibstock brickworks today is on the same siteas the original brickworks in Turkey road. My great grandfather was yard foreman in the 1920s have a picture of yard workers

Ipstock Bricks In Turkey Road

posted by Len Harding on 11 Feb 2015 at 3:03 pm

Has anyone got any information or photos of the cottage that was extended next to ipstock brickworks I was told it was built in 1910 and would welcome any info or photos of it as it was beofre it was extended and anyone who owned it I would much appreciate any help with regards Len

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