Lilleshall Company Brickworks Snedshill

Snedshill Brickworks with train going or coming from the Brickworks along the Holyhead Road

Image Copyright: Arthur Dodd, son of Rev. Dodd, Priorslee

Research Contributor: Michael Ward

Opened before 1850, the brickworks used fireclay to produce tiles, white bricks, firebricks and land drainage pipes. They were closed in 1966. Units from the building were rented out to local businesses. Fires in the 1980s and 2005 caused the site to eventually be cleared to create a retail park.

In 1850 the manager, John Stead, was paid £1,486 for 1,697,250 items. In 1889 17,534 firebricks, weighing 266 tons, were sent to Cardiff for loading onto the SS Volborrico, the buyer being the New Russia Company.

Samson Holloway, who retired in 1936 aged 83, was given the British Empire Medal for 72 years continuous service.


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