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Colthurst, Symons and Co

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1920s or 30s
June 1949.
Colthurst, Symons and Co's former offices, East Street, Bridgwater. Photo taken in 2012 © Jaggery (cc-by-sa/2.0)[1]

Colthurst, Symons and Co Ltd. of Patent Tile Work, Bridgwater, Somerset. Telephone: Bridgwater 26. Telegraphic Address: "Colthurst, Bridgwater."

Brick and tile manufacturers.

Late 1840s Crossways Brick and Tile Yard established by Thomas Colmer Colthurst.[1]

1857 Colthurst, Symonds and Co founded as a partnership between Thomas Colthurst and William Symons.[2]

1859 Colthurst, Symonds and Co were one of the largest brick manufacturers in the Huntworth area (near Bridgwater).[3]

1881 Colthurst, Symonds and Co's Crossways Brick and Tile Works was the largest brick works in the Huntworth area.[4]

1887 By this date Colthurst, Symonds and Co operated three yards, namely: Crossway, Fursland's Somerset Yard, and New Yard.[5]

1933 Patent - Improvements in or relating to roofing tiles.[6]

1937 Patent - Improvements in or relating to roofing tiles. [7]

1937 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. A large variety of Coloured Sand and Glazed Hand-made Clay Roofing Tiles. A Design and Shade to suit every type of building. New Speciality: Clay Thatch Tiles. (Stand No. B.711)[8]

1939 Patent - Improvements in or relating to cavity wall construction and bricks and blocks.[9]

1960s Crossways Brick and Tile Yard closed.

For more information visit the Somerset Brick and Tile Museum

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Sources of Information

  1. Murless, B., 2000 Somerset Brick & Tile Manufacturers. A Brief History & Gazetteer, The Somerset Industrial Archaeological Society., p. 36
  2. Murless, B., 2000 Somerset Brick & Tile Manufacturers. A Brief History & Gazetteer, The Somerset Industrial Archaeological Society., p. 15
  3. http://www.nthpetherton.co.uk/brickco.htm
  4. http://www.nthpetherton.co.uk/brickco.htm
  5. http://www.penmorfa.com/bricks/england5b.html
  6. https://patents.google.com/patent/GB407195A/en
  7. http://www.wikipatents.com/gb/492842.html
  8. 1937 British Industries Fair, p. 351
  9. https://patents.google.com/patent/GB536431A/en?assignee=COLTHURST%2c+SYMONS+%26+COMPANY+LIMITED