Properties and events in Ockley 2017
Properties and events in Ockley 2017
Before heading out for your Heritage Open Days visit, please check entries at www.heritageopendays.org.uk for last-minute changes.
Buckinghill Farm Tour
Buckinghill Farm, Stane Street, Ockley, Surrey, RH5 4PY
Timber-framed listed medieval hall house dating from 1415 and located alongside the Roman road, Stane Street, with crown post roof, early…
Timber-framed listed medieval hall house dating from 1415 and located alongside the Roman road, Stane Street, with crown post roof, early 17th-century parlour wing and separately listed 18th-century threshing barn, all under Horsham stone and clay tile roofs. The farmhouse has many interesting internal features, including exposed peg-jointed oak framing with carpenters' marks, inglenook fireplaces, bread oven, restored brick cooking range and a stone floor.
- Thursday 7 September: Tour 1130 & 1430
Pre-booking essential via Dorking Halls by email or post Contact: Dorking Halls Box Office Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Write to: Dorking Halls Box Office, Dorking Halls, Regiate Road, Dorking RH4 1SG Booking opens: 13 August 2017 10:00 Booking closes: 2 October 2017 17:00
Visitors must keep together in group. Unsuitable for young children.
Max 8 people per tour/session. Tour lasts around 1 to 1.5 hours
Buckinghill Farm is located at the end of single-track road off sharp bend on A29, one mile north of Ockley.
Keymer Handmade Clay Roof Tiles & Wienerberger Factory Tour
Ewhurst Works, Horsham Road, Walliswood, Ockley, Surrey, RH5 5QH
Wienerberger’s Ewhurst factory is one of the largest brick manufacturing sites in the South East of England. The site opened in the 1920s and…
Wienerberger’s Ewhurst factory is one of the largest brick manufacturing sites in the South East of England. The site opened in the 1920s and has an overall site area in excess of 350 acres including large areas of historic woodland and farmland, which help to screen the quarry and factory operations. The factory uses Weald clay from the extensive reserves in the adjacent Smokejacks clay pit. This quarry site is designated as a site of special scientific interest for its geological characteristics and was the source of two of the most significant finds of dinosaur remains in the UK. The site was previously recognised as "Ockley Works", home of the famous Double Diamond brick, from the 1920's right through to 2004, when Wienerberger Ltd acquired ownership of the site from its previous owners 'the brick business Ltd’, with the newest factory on site having been built in 1999.
Our visitors will be able to look around our beautiful showroom, and participate in a full factory tour. Our factory is split into two areas. The main factory makes Wienerberger Bricks, and at the back of the factory we hand make Keymer clay tiles. We have been making Keymer tiles using the same methods for over 400 years. You will also get the opportunity to make your own Keymer tile! In the visitor centre there will be people on hand to show you around and tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided free of charge. Both adults and children will be welcome to come along and look around.
- Saturday 9 September: 1000 - 1500
No booking required
As this is a working factory it is unfortunately not accessible to wheel chairs or pushchairs.
Max 10 people per tour/session. The factory tours will be on the hour at 11am, 12pm, 1pm, & 2pm. The visitor centre will be open from 10am until 3pm, and there will staff on hand to answer questions and offer refreshments. The factory tour is not suitable for very young children, however they are very welcome to come along to our visitor centre, where there will be activites for them.
This site is very difficult to find without a sat nav.