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HER Number:MDV55637
Name:Lowe's Bridge Brickworks along Hele Road, Torquay

Summary

The 19th century brickworks buildings, tramway and extraction pits are depicted on late-19th and early-20th century maps. The remains of the kiln and a rectangular ancilliary building are visible as low structures on aerial photographs taken in 1946. The area has since been developed.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 902 660
Map Sheet:SX96NW
Admin AreaTorbay
Civil ParishTorbay
DistrictTorbay
Ecclesiastical ParishST.MARYCHURCH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX96NW/128

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BRICKWORKS (XIX to XX - 1801 AD to 1946 AD (Between))

Full description

1891, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV316634.

"lowes bridge brick works" recorded on os 6" (1891) map (os).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV316635.

Des=os 6" (1891) 116sw.


South West Heritage Trust, 1838-1848, Digitised Tithe Maps and Transcribed Apportionments (Cartographic). SDV359954.

No buildings are depicted in plot 699, which is recorded as under pasture.


Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Lowe's Bridge Brick Works is depicted as a circular kiln, ancilliary structures, an extractive pit and several linear tramways.


Ordnance Survey, 1930 - 1939, 1930s Fourth Edition Ordnance Survey Six inch Map (Cartographic). SDV347563.

Several structures, including a circular kiln, are visible and linked to the extraction pits by a tramway.


Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/3G/TUD/UK/223, RAF/3G/TUD/UK/223 Vp1 5084-5085 12-JUL-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV352279.

Two low structures are visible.


Hegarty, C., Knight, S. and Sims, R., 2018-2019, The South Devon Coast to Dartmoor Aerial Investigation and Mapping Survey. Area 1, Haldon Ridge to Dart Valley (AI&M) (Interpretation). SDV361305.

The brickworks depicted on late-19th and early-20th century maps have gone out of use by 1946, when the superstructures of the buildings have been removed. The base of the kiln remained visible as a double-circular structure, with the floor of an adjacent rectangular structure visible as two flat pale structures. These two features have been transcribed, but not the extractive pit which is accurately depicted on the historic mapping. The area has since been developed.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV316634Migrated Record: 1891.
SDV316635Migrated Record:
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV347563Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1930 - 1939. 1930s Fourth Edition Ordnance Survey Six inch Map. Ordnance Survey 6 inch map. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #116752 ]
SDV352279Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/3G/TUD/UK/223. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/3G/TUD/UK/223 Vp1 5084-5085 12-JUL-1946.
SDV359954Cartographic: South West Heritage Trust. 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Maps and Transcribed Apportionments. Tithe Map and Apportionment. Digital.
SDV361305Interpretation: Hegarty, C., Knight, S. and Sims, R.. 2018-2019. The South Devon Coast to Dartmoor Aerial Investigation and Mapping Survey. Area 1, Haldon Ridge to Dart Valley (AI&M). Historic England Research Report. Digital.
Linked documents:1

Associated Monuments

MDV123914Related to: Lowes Bridge Brick Works, Hele Road, Torquay (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7515 - The South Devon Coast to Dartmoor Aerial Investigation and Mapping (formerly NMP) Survey (Ref: ACD1748)

Date Last Edited:Aug 9 2019 3:37PM