So-called brick factory Briquelou, French Heritage monument to St etienne de chigny
The site brought two insulated ovens, to intermittent fire and long flame, indeterminate capacity but must not exceed 15 to 18 m3, for cooking tiles, tiles and bricks. The raw material was derived from careers and holes in the Park of the property, where the farmer had a right of extraction on a plot of 26 400 m², excavations are always visible to 700/800 m east of what was the factory. The manufacture of tiles appears to have been dominant during the activity period, the white clay is extracted near the bridge-chew. The particularity of this factory was the presence of a mill-Tower wind, equipment for grinding and sieving of the clay. The site was served by a particular pathway. It was equipped with a windmill, which is no longer in service in 1879, but also of machinery and equipment. The total area was 36 777 m². The built-up area was 1 040 m² (for more details, see annex 3). Tile factory, tiles and bricks, built in 1835-1836 field 36 777 sq ft purchased March 12, 1835, Honoré, Theodore, Joseph d'Albert, duc de Luynes, Jean, Charles, Mathurin Carlier, manufacturer of tiles. Jean, Charles Carlier has been declared bankrupt by the commercial court of Tours on January 19, 1838. After this failure, Alexandre Lange-Joubert, domiciled in Tours, is in 1839, rendering buyer of the site, and built a House and a windmill for grinding the Earth. The gristmill ground is said to be destroyed in 1895. From 1889 to 1891, the factory is called company Tremblay and co. and then subsequently became company of refractory products of Cinq - Mars. Around 1905, ceases its activity. The second oven is in ruins in 1911. Destroyed during the 20th century, the factory no longer that remains, halle to casting, grinding of the converted water tower, the operator and workers houses, stable. (for more details, see appendices 1 and 2).
Source: Ministry of Culture, France
so-called brick factory Briquelou, The site brought two insulated ovens, to intermittent fire and long flame, indeterminate capacity but must not exceed 15 to 18 m3, for cooking tiles, tiles and (...) So-called brick factory Briquelou, French Heritage monument to St etienne de chigny st etienne de chigny, indre et loire
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