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South Benwell Fire Brick Works

South Benwell Fire Brick Works (also known as the E & M Yard) opened in the late 1850's, located by the banks of the River Tyne, near where the Paradise junction of Scotswood Road is now. The brickworks were run by the Carr family, using clay from their Benwell Colliery Charlotte Pit[1]; initially by William Cochran Carr (1815-1889), who owned Benwell Colliery and also had an interest in the Elswick Coal Company. The works were automated after 1894, and later split into two yards, with 27 Newcastle Kilns, from which firebricks were transported by river and rail to a wide range of industries accross Tyneside.
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Tyne and Wear HER(4313): Benwell, South Benwell Fire Brick Works/The E & M Yard
- "South Benwell Fire Brick Works, also known as the E & M Yard opened after 1858. It was run by the Carr family, using clay from their Benwell Charlotte Colliery, …

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Tyne & Wear HER: 4313
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