Know your brickwork

A wall showing bricks laid lengthways, in Stretcher Bond
A wall showing bricks laid in rows that alternate, lengthways and endways, in English Bond
A wall showing bricks laid alternatively lengthways and endways in the same row, in Flemish Bond
A brick laid lengthways is called a 'stretcher'; the bricks in this wall are laid in 'Stretcher Bond'
A brick laid endways is called a 'header'; alternate rows of stretchers and headers make 'English Bond'
This is 'Flemish Bond' where stretchers and headers alternate in the same row
     
A wall, the lower part of which is in English Bond, the upper part in Stretcher Bond
A wall showing bricks laid endways only, to go round a curve
A wall showing bricks laid in rows lengthways, but on end
The lower part of this wall is in English Bond, the newer, upper section is in Stretcher Bond
This wall has been laid with headers only, to go round a curve
A moment of eccentricity; a wall laid with stretchers on end