Laid randomly, coursed and sometimes built in more elaborate patterns, this style – which is particularly associated with Worthing, Brighton and Lewes – makes full use of the materials available. Bungeroosh walls are essentially made of rubble, using various materials pre-formed using shuttering. Originally purely functional, over time bungeroosh has come to be used for aesthetic purposes with carefully planned combinations and patterns of bricks.
The peak time for bungeroosh was the 19th Century when traditional flint workers had to deal with an influx of mass produced bricks. Bungeroosh walls were used to construct the internal and external walls of many domestic buildings during this period. Bungeroosh is often known as the ‘picture hangers’ nightmare’ because it can be impossible to hang two pictures level if you are unfortunate enough to find a flint in the wrong place!