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Re: Bricklayer in London in 1800's
« Reply #18 on: Monday 18 April 11 12:07 BST (UK) »
Incredible information Darren, Thank you so much.

I really like to think my 3x Great Grandad was involved in that sort of building.

I don't get to London very often but I'll look at Big Ben, The Houses of Parliament, The Royal Exchange and Trafalgar Square, with a totally different kind of respect from now on. An amazing thought :)
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Re: Bricklayer in London in 1800's
« Reply #19 on: Tuesday 19 April 11 08:06 BST (UK) »
Places like the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, etc, would have been built more by stonemasons than bricklayers.  If you want to see the art of bricklayers in London, look towards the railways, houses, and smaller shops. 
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Re: Bricklayer in London in 1800's
« Reply #20 on: Tuesday 19 April 11 13:42 BST (UK) »
Oh, OK Nick, I expect you're right there, but it's still interesting to imagine what London would have been like in 1820-1850 when all the historical buildings like those mentioned were under construction.
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Re: Bricklayer in London in 1800's
« Reply #21 on: Tuesday 05 September 17 03:49 BST (UK) »
I just found this site while looking for information on bricklayers.  My 3rd great grandfather was at least a journeyman brick layer.  He did have others working for him.  In the 1841 census he lived in Ledbury and in 1851 he lived in Kings Norton.  In a family story it is said he and his sons build several homes on one street and that street was nicknamed Bourne's row.  Does anyone know anything about Bourne's row?

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Re: Bricklayer in London in 1800's
« Reply #22 on: Tuesday 05 September 17 12:56 BST (UK) »
Hi Janet, welcome to Rootschat! 

Do you have any idea where Bourne's Row might be?  Does the family story say it's in London or could it be somewhere else?  There's a Bourne's Row and Bournesfield in Hoghton near Preston, Lancashire that Google maps found when I searched.  Bourne's Row is a terrace of houses that could be old enough to be the ones you're looking for.

Hope that helps, Heather
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