Along with coal, clay is found in the South Tyne pits. This formed the basis for
a flourishing industry during the 1800s with large brick and tile works on either
bank. Clay was draw out of the pits and along the wagon-way by ponies. The bricks
can be seen in many Haltwhistle housesof the period.
One of the workers in these factories was a Mr. William Reay who left to found his
own pottery in Bardon Mill., The Errington Reay Pottery which is still making salt
glazed pots today.
The remains of a brick and sewage pipe works can still be seen on The Burn.