SK4641 : Brick kiln detail (1)

taken 10 years ago, near to Ilkeston, Derbyshire, Great Britain

Brick kiln detail (1)
Brick kiln detail (1)
Part of the Oakwell Brickworks kiln seen in Link. This is one of the loading holes of which there were a number around the perimeter. Bricks would be stacked inside the kiln through each opening in rotation. By firing each section in turn, the hot gases could be used to heat the following section. This meant effectively that the core part of the furnace moved round the kiln on a continuous basic. the bricks were heated up gradually, fired and cooled before being removed from their section which was then ready to be refilled. The stoking of the furnace took place from the upper floor, which is the reason for the kiln being roofed over (see main picture). Through this hole it can be seen that part of the interior structure has in fact collapsed.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 26 May, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 27 May, 2010
Category
Kilns (disused)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 4601 4112 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:57.9286N 1:18.9854W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 4601 4111
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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