SU5774 : Kiln Pond on Burnt Hill Common

taken 7 years ago, near to Yattendon, West Berkshire, Great Britain

Kiln Pond on Burnt Hill Common
Kiln Pond on Burnt Hill Common
This pond has become badly overgrown now and is difficult to pick out through the choking undergrowth and duckweed. Its name suggests that it might have been a source of clay because, although Burnt Hill has little documentary history. It seems to have been established as a brick making settlement in the 18th century. Its name probably refers to the glow in the sky caused by the firing of open topped brick kilns or brick clamps.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 4 September, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 5 September, 2011
Geographical Context
Village, Rural settlement  Quarrying, Mining  Derelict, Disused  Water resources 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 5705 7415 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:27.8073N 1:10.8102W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 5704 7415
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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