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Farlesthorpe, Brick Kiln
Farlesthorpe, Brick Kiln
Farlesthorpe, Brick Kiln

The Brick kiln at Farlesthorpe (TF 480 739), is a very similar size and layout to the Baumber kiln (see Baumber).

The local clay - low in iron and high in chalk content - produced grey-yellow bricks, many of which were used in the second half of the 19th century in nearby Alford.

In recent times the kiln and the two reconstructed lean-to firing sheds either side have been used as farm implement stores.

Ken Redmore, 2006

Farlesthorpe, bricks, clay,
Farlesthorpe, Brick Kiln
Farlesthorpe, Brick Kiln
Farlesthorpe, Brick Kiln

The interior of the brick kiln at Farlesthorpe shows the vaulted brick roof with its range of ventilation holes and the fire-holes at ground level.

"Green" bricks, possibly together with tiles and drainage pipes, were packed in a spaced, regular fashion in the kiln so that hot gases from combustion of coal in the sixteen fire-holes passed slowly through.

The process of brick making in the kiln through loading, heating up, cooling down and unloading had taken almost a fortnight.

Ken Redmore, 2006


 

Farlesthorpe, brick,
Farlesthorpe, St Andrew
Farlesthorpe, St Andrew
Farlesthorpe, St Andrew

Accessed through a farmyard, St Andrews, Farlesthorpe has a stone-built but brick-faced nave of 1800.

The chancel dates from 1912.

Mark Acton, August 2013

Farlesthorpe, St Andrew
Farlesthorpe, St Andrew
Farlesthorpe, St Andrew
Farlesthorpe, St Andrew

Two types of brick are used in the construction of St Andrew's. Yellow brick, made in the local kiln, is used for most of the construction (in Flemish Bond).  Red brick, either for decoration or superior strength, is used as dressing to window surrounds.

August 2013

Farlesthorpe, St Andrew
Farlesthorpe, St Andrew
Farlesthorpe, St Andrew
Farlesthorpe, St Andrew

The interior of the small apsoidal chancel at St Andrew's, Farlesthorpe.

August 2013

Farlesthorpe, St Andrew church
Farlesthorpe, St Andrew
Farlesthorpe, St Andrew
Farlesthorpe, St Andrew

View from the south.  The red brick porch appears to be a later addition, i.e. post 1800.

August 2013

Farlesthorpe, St Andrew church
Farlesthorpe, St Andrew
Farlesthorpe, St Andrew
Farlesthorpe, St Andrew

The apsoidal chancel at St Andrew's was rebuilt in 1912.  Stone dressing has been used at the angles and window surrounds for strength and stability.

August 2013

Farlesthorpe, St Andrew church
Farlesthorpe, St Andrew, font
Farlesthorpe, St Andrew, font
Farlesthorpe, St Andrew, font

Of unknown origin, but presumably the base of the font pre-dates the present church (1800)?

August 2013

Farlesthorpe, St Andrew, Font