Product Code: WAT-01566

Antique Victorian Bricks St Crispin’s 3″ (Reclaimed Machine Made)

Antique St Crispin’s 3″ Bricks (Reclaimed Machine Made) : 55-68mm

Brick Measurement: 9” L x 4½” W x 3” H

Lovely antique 3” Victorian bricks, reclaimed from St Crispin’s Hospital, Duston, Northamptonshire.

This is a robust and durable brick with a nice mix of soft orange colours.

Please note that all reclaimed bricks and roofing slates are exempt from our returns policy and therefore non-refundable. See full details here

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£1.40 Excl. VAT (inc VAT)£1.17 (exc VAT)

Price Each
SIZE: 230mm L x 115mm W x 76mm H

764 in stock

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Lovely antique Victorian bricks 3″, reclaimed from St Crispin’s Hospital, Duston, Northamptonshire.

Victorian bricks were typically handmade or machine-made using traditional methods of that era. Handmade Victorian bricks often feature irregular shapes, rough textures, and subtle color variations, showcasing the craftsmanship of the time. Machine-made Victorian bricks, on the other hand, are more uniform in size and shape due to advancements in brick-making technology.

Various construction and restoration projects highly seek reclaimed Victorian bricks to maintain historical integrity or add vintage charm. The weathered appearance, rich colours, and inherent durability of these bricks contribute to their desirability.

The History

St. Crispin’s Hospital, located in Northampton, England, has a rich history dating back to the 19th century. In 1876, authorities established Berrywood Asylum to provide care for individuals with mental illnesses, later renaming it St. Crispin’s Mental Hospital in 1948.

Over the years, St. Crispin’s Hospital expanded its services and facilities, accommodating a larger number of patients. Also, it played a significant role in the treatment and care of mental health patients in the Northampton area. However, as part of a nationwide effort to reform mental healthcare, the hospital eventually closed its doors in 1995.

After the closure, the site of St. Crispin’s Hospital underwent redevelopment, repurposing some buildings for residential and commercial use. The history of St. Crispin’s Hospital remains a part of Northampton’s heritage, representing the evolution of mental health treatment in the region.

The demolition of St. Crispin’s Hospital in Northampton, England, began in 2014. The hospital was built in 1876 and closed in 1995. The demolition was controversial, with some people arguing that the hospital was a valuable piece of history that should be preserved. Others argued that the hospital was no longer safe or useful and that the demolition was necessary to make way for new development.

Repurposing antique Victorian bricks preserves history and minimizes environmental impact by reducing the need for new brick production. Additionally, using Victorian reclaimed bricks adds a touch of timeless elegance and authenticity to any architectural project. These bricks serve as a link to the past, allowing us to appreciate and incorporate the architectural heritage of the Victorian era into contemporary designs.

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