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Illustration of workers in a brickyard from Germany, 1695
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A brickyard, or brickfield, is a place or yard where the earthen building material called bricks are made,[1] fired, and stored, or sometimes sold or otherwise distributed from. Brick makers work in a brick yard. A brick yard may be constructed near natural sources of clay or on or near a construction site if necessity or design requires the bricks to be made locally.[2][3]

A brickyard in Macon, GA, c.1877

See also

  • Brickfield, a common location name in south east England where bricks used to be made
  • Brickworks, another type of place where bricks are made, often on a larger scale, and with mechanization
  • Clay pit, a quarry or mine for clay
  • Kiln, the type of high heat oven that bricks are baked in


  1. ^ Oxford English Dictionary Second Edition on CD-ROM (v. 4.0) Oxford University Press 2009
  2. ^ Lovejoy, Ellis. Economies in brickyard construction and operation. Indianapolis, Ind.: T.A. Randall, 1913. Print.
  3. ^ Pearce, Adrian (1987). "Chalk Mining & Associated Industries of Frindsbury" (PDF). Shropshire History. Kent Underground Research Group. Retrieved 2018.


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