NT3074 : Portobello Kilns

taken 8 years ago, near to Portobello, Edinburgh, Great Britain

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Portobello Kilns
Portobello Kilns
Seen from the east on Bridge Street.
Pottery Kilns at Portobello

These two kilns in Portobello are now being restored and repaired, to preserve the legacy of the Scottish pottery industry. They were part of the pottery of A.W. Buchan & Co and built in 1906 and 1909 they are B-listed LinkExternal link and the last visible remnants of the pottery industry in Scotland. I have lived in Edinburgh for almost 50 years and had no idea that they existed! They have been recorded by five other Geographers, so the progress of their restoration since 1994 can be followed by visiting NT3074 : Portobello., NT3074 : Old kiln, Portobello, NT3074 : Portobello pottery kilns, Pipe Street, NT3074 : Portobello pottery kilns, Pipe Street, NT3074 : Bottle ovens, Portobello, NT3074 : Portobello Kilns, and my images of 16 Dec. 2013.

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Date Taken
Friday, 25 July, 2014   (more nearby)
Friday, 25 July, 2014
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Historic sites and artefacts  Grassland  Suburb, Urban fringe 
Place (from Tags)
Edinburgh  Portobello 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 3045 7425 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:57.3730N 3:6.9282W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 3041 7426
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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