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brickyard at Donisthorpe



brickyard at Donisthorpe

 

brickyard at Donisthorpe


brickyard at Donisthorpe  
above and below: excavated downdraft kiln brickyard Donisthorpe


Ashby canal

The Ashby Canal at Donisthorpe

Ashby canal

 

 

 
 

Ashby Canal at
Oakthorpe and Donisthorpe Brickyard


29th July 2007

Members and guests walked along parts of the Ashby Canal and visited a little-known brickyard in Donisthorpe.
Thanks to Alan Ingle, we were given an extensive tour of the brickyard site which posed a number of questions such as why was the chimney so far from the kiln and why were
a row of upended bricks packed over a holocaust floor?

brickyard at Donisthorpe

 

brickyard at Donisthorpe

 

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brickyard Donithorpe

The earlier brickyard site held more mysteries. Below is the holocaust floor mentioned above where a tightly packed
row of upended bricks were found.

brickyard Donisthorpe

 

LIHS members enjoying lunch at the Holly Bush, Oakthorpe

Lunch at the Holly Bush, Oakthorpe