Brick and Tile Works
Also, according to Tony, there was a marl pit on Brick Kiln Lane and clay pits on the other side of Painter's Lane.
It was owned by the Osmaston Estate. The Masons of Shirley Common were brick makers on the 1861, 1871 and 1881 censuses.
The OS 1:25,000, 1937-1961 marks the clay pit as unused.