Brickmaking, Blythe Hill Fields, Brockley, c. 1890


Much of the earth in the Brockley area was suitable for brick and tile making, and was nearly all excavated before the ground was built.

The headquarters of Job Heath's brickmaking business was at his home in Holdenby Road, but the bricks were made on the spot where the brick earth was dug, in this case Blythe Hill Fields.

See historic maps of Brockley