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Brickmakers and tilemakers
The raw material was available directly in the village. The ground had the right composition for the fabrication. The bricks were made with a judicious mixture of specific clay and sand.
The main stages for the bricks manufacture were:
- Extraction of the ground
- Molding of the raw material
- Firing of the parts
The bricks of Vignacourt's church were manufactured by these craftsmen.
In Picardy, the installation of tiles (panes) on the roofs began in the 18th century.
- The traditional house of Picardy was made up of a bricks basement,
- a wood structure, a mortar (clay and straw) protected by skirting boards.
- The roof tiles covered the whole. It replaced the straw roofing or reeds since 1770.
Bricks basement and skirting boards
Ancient tiles of Vignacourt's church.