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Burham works were established around 1850 by Thomas Cubitt, the Victorian master builder.

Wouldham Hall Cement Works

Aylesford Pottery Company

Quarrying chalk during the nineteenth century was labour intensive work requiring many men.

Hilton, Anderson and Company set up a new lime works at Halling in 1873 and their cement works there called Halling Manor dates from 1878.

The Hook family came to Snodland in 1854 as the new owners of the paper mill.

 This Georgian tidemill stood east of Newhaven in East Sussex very close to the coast.

In the 1820s and 30s if you looked north from Basingstoke town centre two structures would dominate the top of the slope north of the River Loddon.

Brewing in Basingstoke in the 18th century is illustrated by the inventory of brewer William Downes, who died in 1770 leaving considerable assets d

Seven wills and seven inventories survive from this period which is dominated by the Loker family of Andwell, tenants of Winchester College at the