NS8379 : The grounds of RHI Refractories

taken 7 years ago, near to High Bonnybridge, Falkirk, Great Britain

The grounds of RHI Refractories
The grounds of RHI Refractories
The photograph was taken from Bonnyside Road.

The area shown here has been occupied by more or less the same kind of industry for over a century. Although the first-edition OS map (c.1864) shows the area as clear of buildings, it was, by 1899, occupied by Bonnyside Brick Works (called Bonnyside Fire Brick Works on later maps). The abundance of clay in this area was an important reason for establishing the industry here.

From the mid-1960s, the site was occupied by Dyson Refractories. Alongside the section of Bonnyside Road from which the photograph was taken, some old gates bearing a large initial "D" are visible, reflecting this period of ownership.

When this picture was taken, the site was occupied by RHI Refractories UK Ltd.
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Date Taken
Monday, 14 June, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 26 June, 2010
Geographical Context
Industry 
Near (from Tags)
Bonnybridge 
Former (from Tags)
Brickworks 
Category
Industrial site > Industrial site   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 8338 7927 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:59.5301N 3:52.2686W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 8355 7925
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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