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Ashdon Brickworks Pit, ASHDON, Uttlesford District, TL581438, Historical site only

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Site name: Ashdon Brickworks Pit

Grid reference: TL 581 438

Brief description of site:

Two mammoth tusks and a tooth of woolly rhinoceros were found in this brick pit and donated to Saffron Walden Museum where they can now be seen (Osborne White 1932). The tusks are also referred to by Whitaker et al. (1878) and so they must have been found before this date. Whitaker describes the pit as working ‘brown, sandy brickearth’.

According to Ryan (1999) this brickworks was working from at least 1848. The pit was next to the now disused Saffron Walden to Bartlow railway line. It has now been infilled and there is now no sign of the works.

 

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Reference: Whitaker et al. 1878 (p. 72), Osborne White 1932 (p.97)

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