Hoe and Worthing Archive: Brick Kiln Farm 


inclosure map

On the inclosure map of 1814, what appear to be extensive pits are shown in plot No. 89.

[Courtesy of Norfolk Record Office C/Sca/2/243]

For most of the nineteenth century, the brickyard was in the tenancy of the Kitteringham family. William is head of the family in the census of 1841 and they continue until 1891, when Downing Kitteringham was the manager. He also enumerated the censuses for Hoe in 1881 and 1891.

sale details   Sale details and plan from the auction catalogue of the
   Bylaugh park estate, 1917.


Plot 7 on the plan is described as ĎA piece of Market Garden Groundí. It was bought by a Mr E. F. Howard for £100. Perhaps he supplied the market in Dereham with produce.

arson report    June 1905

Alec Anderson

Alec Anderson lived most of his life at Brick Kiln farm cottages and worked at Dillington Hall farm. He was a dispatch rider in the Home Guard during WWII. This photo is from September 1952.


The first combine harvester in the area, a Claas. Originally without its own engine and powered by the tractor, it was modfied with the addition of a Ford industrial engine on top. Alec Anderson is driving the tractor. August 1952.

Alfred Bunting    Alfred Bunting, March 1958

barley stacking

Stacking barley straw at Brick Kiln farm in August 1968. The newspaper report records a late harvest that year.

Brick kiln farm

Brick Kiln farmhouse when it belonged to Vic and Eileen Ringwood in the 1970s. They had a business called Spinners in the small white building, selling fleece, yarn, dyes and spinning equipment.


The house has been extended since then, but the Bylaugh estate chimneys still stand out.

rabbitsfoot barn

Rabbit's Foot barn was converted into a house in the 1980s. It was formerly part of the agricultural buildings of Manor farm, Hoe.