Cattybrook Brickworks, Almondsbury, South Gloucestershire

Cattybrook Brickworks, Almondsbury, South Gloucestershire

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Cattybrook Brick Works came about when the Bristol & South Wales Union Railway was building its line to New Passage Pier. The engineer of the line, Charles Richardson, was impressed by the quality of the clay being dug out of Patchway Tunnel and decided to lease a few acres of land at Cattybrook in 1865. The brickworks went on to supply 74,400,000 bricks for the Severn Tunnel. They were also used for building Portishead Power Station, Fry's factory at Keynsham and the offices of the Imperial Tobacco Co. in Bristol. The original brickworks were demolished in the 1970s and repalced with the current brickworks. The clay currently is supplide by the adjacent Cattybrook Clay Pit and Pucklechurch Claypit. #Almondsbury #bricks #Brickworks #Bristol #Cattybrook #clay_pit #industrial #industry #South_Gloucestershire #TRM_DA
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