Bellingdon Brickworks, Chesham, Bucks, HP5 2UR.
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H.G. Matthews History
Handmaking Bricks in 1924

There is a long history of brickmaking in Buckinghamshire and the Matthews family has played a major role in it.

The business was founded by Henry George Matthews in 1923 at nearby Lye Green. The present Bellingdon site was acquired the following year. It is here that all the Matthews bricks are still made.

After the death of Henry George Matthews in 1957, the business continued under the direction of his two sons and daughters and today is still run by direct descendants of the original founder.
Handmaking Bricks TodayClay is still dug from the original clay deposits around Bellingdon and from nearby Chalfont St. Giles.

Over 2.5 million bricks are made each year and fired in up-draught Scotch Kilns. H.G. Matthews hand-made bricks are considered by many to be the finest available.

The company is justly proud of its reputation for supplying first class facing bricks, backed up with an efficient and friendly service.