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Bailey's Hard Brick Kiln
A decimated laser scan model of Bailey’s Hard Brick Kiln in Beaulieu, New Forest, UK.
The Beaulieu Brickworks at Bailey’s Hard produced red- and yellow-coloured bricks, tiles and pipes. The clay was collected from several pits throughout the estate and brought to the brickworks by a narrow gauge railway built in 1850. The bricks were commissioned and used in buildings’ construction on the Beaulieu Estate, the Southampton Docks, the Royal South Hampshire Hospital and many more.
The beehive-shaped brick kiln with its detached chimney is thought to have been constructed in the 18th century and refurbished in the mid-19th century. This downdraught kiln was particularly efficient at producing high-quality bricks because the firing was much easier to control than previous methods. This kiln could produce approximately 40,000 fired bricks in about a fortnight of operation
The original laser scan model contains over 700k points and now acts as a preservation tool, and to assit in future structural maintenance