Hampshire, Portsmouth and Southampton
Minerals and Waste
5.9 In the past clay was extracted at many places in the Hampshire Basin, London Basin and Wealden Edge areas, primarily for brickmaking. Only two brickworks now remain in operation, at Michelmersh and Selborne, both with adjoining clay extraction pits. These brickworks produce high quality hand-made bricks and tiles, which are particularly valuable for use where new construction is required to harmonise with older buildings.