Close up of arch of Hungerfield bridge. The location of the bridge and the untypical nature of the bridge and its bricks suggests that it may have been built by skilled brick layers using locally made quality "engineering Bricks " of a type not found in any other Oxford Canal Bridges between Coventry and Rugby.
Brickwork of Hungerfield bridge the bricks are fired at a high temperature and some are almost vitrified. Some show dark markings indicative of the clay containing "vegetable matter"
Hungerfield bridge from east showing part of a range of canal side buildings possibly for brickmakers.
East face of Brickyard Spinney as viewed
Description of this historic site
The site of a brickworks, where bricks were made during the Imperial period. The brickworks is marked on a tithe map of 1839 and its remains are visible as earthworks. The site is located 100m south west of Hungerfield.
Notes about this historic site
1 ‘Brick Yard’ marked.
2 Two buildings marked. One is marked ‘kiln’. Earthworks to the N are marked ‘Brick Works (Disused)’.
3 Traces of quarrying, mostly flooded.
- For the sources of these notes, see the
- Timetrail record
- produced by the Historic Environment Record.