Zapomenuté cihelny. Z historie výroby a použití cihel v obci Strachotín (okr. Břeclav)

Title in English Forgotten Brickworks. The History of the Production and Use of Bricks in Strachotín (District of Břeclav)


Year of publication 2021
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Národopisný věstník
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Keywords Brick production; duty stamps (signs); 18th-19th centuries; Strachotín
Description This treatise traces the history of two, already extinct, brickworks in the municipality of Strachotín (District of Břeclav), based on an analysis od archival materials. The first brickworks observed is a municipal brickworks built at the end of the eighteenth century and located on the north-eastern edge of the cadastral area, in close proximity to the village of Popice. The other brickworks was closer to the village, and it was owned by the village mayor Andreas Riess. Both brickworks ceased to exist in the mid-nineteenth century. The text also speaks about the finding of bricks bearing duty stamps and their documentation. Attention is paid to bricks that were marked with the letters T (Tracht - Strachotín) and GT (Gemeinde Tracht). The thesis is concluded by suggesting a hypothetical form of the brick production equipment based on a comparison with already excavated brickworks from the period under study.
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