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The Bricks and Brickwork of Northumberland and Durham 1650-1850

Neil Weightman’s long-awaited book on the region’s bricks and brickwork has now been published and contains all his thoughts on the region’s historic brickwork. It will be the standard work on the subject for many decades to come. The book has a card back, is profusely illustrated with drawings and photos, and contains 106 A4 pages. It costs £12 to members (£13 non-members) including postage and packing.  (£10 only to members who buy copies at meetings.)

Brickwork cover


Preface and acknowledgements,   List of figures,   List of tables,   List of photographs Introduction,   Note on the factors influencing the size of a brick

PART ONE THE SURVEY :     Methodology. Results. Conclusions. The effect of the brick tax and other acts on the size of bricks. Brick bonding. The development of brick bonding:1650-1850.

PART TWO BRICKS AND BRICKWORK: 1650-1700 :    Characteristics of late-17C bricks. Early non-structural brickwork. Structural brickwork of the late-17C.


PART FOUR BRICKS AND BRICKWORK: 1700-1800 :   Characteristics of 18C bricks. Brickwork of the 18C. Brick colour.

PART FIVE BRICKS AND BRICKWORK: 1800-1850 :    Characteristics of early 19C bricks. The effects of the development of the mechanization of the brickmaking industry. Brickwork of the early 19C.

Glossary,            Index of Properties,           General Index

To order a copy, please send the form below with payment to Margaret Maddison, 189 Wingrove Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 9DA. Please make your cheque out to ‘North East Vernacular Architecture Group’. 

An order form is here: Brickwork Order Form



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