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Design Series, The History of Bricks and Bonds in Shrewsbury

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Bear Steps Hall

2 St Alkmond Place

Shrewsbury

SY1 1UJ

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Design Series, The History of Bricks and Bonds in Shrewsbury

In medieval times, the clay for making bricks often was kneaded by workers with their bare feet. The clay was shaped into brick by pushing it into a wooden frame placed on a table, which was covered with sand or straw to prevent the clay from sticking. After excess clay was wiped off with a stick, the brick was removed from the frame.

During the Renaissance and Baroque periods, exposed brick walls became less and less popular, consequently brickwork was covered in plaster. Only during the mid 18th century brick walls started to regain their popularity.

One of the earliest brick building in Shrewsbury was Rowleys House, a Tudor Building with a brick built extention.

This talk will explore all the different forms of Bricks and Bonds used throughout the centuries of building in Shrewsbury

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