Exposed chimney breast brickwork

These images show the appearance — after more than a century — of the lovely, if occasionally higgledy-piggledy, brickwork on a late Victorian chimney breast.

The second image shows the brickwork prior to the removal of the lime plaster stuck to its surface, the last shows the clarity and definition brought about by cleaning the bricks and raking out the mortar.

Before and after photos of an exposed brickwork chimney breast