SJ5195 : Glass-making Cone House at "The Hotties"

taken 11 years ago, 3 km from St Helens, Great Britain

Glass-making Cone House at "The Hotties"
Glass-making Cone House at "The Hotties"
Now part of "The World of Glass" Museum, to which it is joined by the bridge, the cone house, and the building which later enclosed it, date from some of the earliest glass works on the site. A plentiful supply of coal and sand, with transport provided by the canal, created the ideal conditions for the glass industry to flourish here. The area is known as "the Hotties" because water from the canal was used in cooling glass in its manufacturing process, and was returned to the canal through sprays issuing from the pipework seen on the left. This warmed the water (tropical fish were said to enjoy life there), and caused clouds of steam as it met the cooler air.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 8 February, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 10 February, 2007
Category
Industrial heritage > Industrial heritage   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 511 950 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:26.9962N 2:44.2035W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 513 949
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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