NT3074 : Portobello Pottery Kilns

taken 5 years ago, near to Portobello, Edinburgh, Great Britain

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Portobello Pottery Kilns
Portobello Pottery Kilns
Founded around1770 by W.A. Buchan, the Thistle Pottery in Portobello was once a leading producer of ceramics in Scotland. Historic Scotland, in partnership with Edinburgh City Council, has restored the two surviving bottle kilns, which date back to the early 20th century. They are currently surrounded by a building site. The pottery produced attractive hand-painted ware of a very high quality.
I saw the kilns featured in my Historic Scotland magazine and just had to go for a look. They’ll look a lot better when the building work has been completed.
For more information on the kilns, see NT3074 : Portobello Kilns and for something that was made there, see NT4936 : Portobello Pottery Flagon
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 4 February, 2015   (more nearby)
Sunday, 15 February, 2015
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Historic sites and artefacts  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 3045 7426 [10m precision]
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 3041 7425
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