NT3074 : Portobello Kilns

taken 10 years ago, near to Portobello, Edinburgh, Scotland

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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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Geographical Context: Lowlands Historic sites and artefacts Grassland Suburb, Urban fringe Place: Edinburgh Portobello Primary Subject: Kiln other tags: Pottery Kilns Click a tag, to view other nearby images.
This photo is linked from: Articles: · Images shortlisted for POTY, 2014 Automatic Clusters: · Bridge Street [14] Other Photos: · Portobello Pottery Kilns Title Clusters: · Portobello Kilns [4] ·
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Date Taken
Friday, 25 July, 2014   (more nearby)
Friday, 25 July, 2014
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 3045 7425 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:57.3730N 3:6.9282W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 3041 7426
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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