Alverstone Brick and Tile Works, Whippingham
The Alverstone Brick and Tile Works on the Whippingham, Isle of Wight to 'Race Course' road is shown on OS maps from 1863 to 1907, the 1938 refers to an 'Old Brick Works'.
The works was part of the Royal Osborne Estate and bricks were impressed 'VR'.
William Pierce (born Newport, circa 1816) was a brickmaker recorded in the 1861 to 1891 census as living in the Brickfield Cottages. In the1861 census his son Charles (born circa 1846) was recorded there as a Brickyard Labourer also living there; in the 1871 census his son Alfred (born circa 1849) was recorded as a Brickmaker living with William
A possible reference appears to be in local newspapers in March 1865 with reference to the Isle of Wight Foxhounds meeting at 'Whippingham Brick-kiln'.