© 2016 Bulmer & District History Group
The photograph below is by Kate Gadsby, from
an article in Country Living.
outside the kiln where their bricks are fired.
Bulmer bricks are made from the finest London Clays, dug from our seams almost continually since Tudor times. All Bulmer bricks are hand made, using traditional methods of making, drying and are fired in a coal burning, down draught kiln. This helps to give the distinctive finish that blends so well with the originals. The process takes time -
We are a small family business continuing the traditions of brickmaking on this site dating back to the Middle Ages. Our facings and specials can be made with almost any texture, from coarse veined to smooth with some 150 different sizes of facing and a range of over 5000 special shapes, including all standard plinths, squints and copings, and extends to purpose made chimney bricks, terracotta, mullions, jambs, floor bricks, pamments, decorative plaques, garden edgings and a full range of rubbing blocks.
We work on large projects for the National Trust, English Heritage and Historic Royal Palaces, but are just as proud of some of the small private work undertaken by individuals.
You can obtain much more about the products produced today at this unique site at www.bulmerbrickandtile.co.uk
To read and see the full history of Bulmer Brick & Tile Co. Peter Minter has published his book “The Brickmaker’s Tale”, which can be ordered and purchased from their Internet site. The few photographs above are copied (with Peter Minter’s permission) from his book, which contains many more of the places where bricks still made by hand today and used in many of our historic buildings.