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Newmarket Road brickworks, 1938 (photo L Cobbett)(Cambridgeshire Collection)

Barnwell Lake, Brickworks and Claypit

History of the Newmarket Road Brickworks

1901 OS map of brickworks site

The lake was once a claypit. Until 1916, huts connected with the works were still visible at the bottom of the lake. There were four brickyards making handmade bricks up to 1930.

Watts and Co opposite Stanley Road

Cambridge Brick Company on the same side of the road

Stourbridge Brick Company, reached from Cheddar’s Lane

Swann’s Brickyard, which extended to Garlic Row in one direction and Stourbridge Common in the other

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