SN5005 : Inside the kiln at former Horeb Brickworks

taken 2 years ago, near to Five Roads, Carmarthenshire/Sir Gaerfyrddin, Great Britain

Inside the kiln at former Horeb Brickworks
Inside the kiln at former Horeb Brickworks
This is a view in through one of charging arches on the short south side of the Hoffmann kiln at the abandoned brickworks. The fire position would cycle around a "racetrack" route - with rounded corners inside the rectangular building. From this angle it is possible to see the brickwork ribs holding up the vaulted chambers and the sun shining in through the charging portals on the long west wall.
The kiln is a Grade II* listed building. LinkExternal link
Eclipse Brickworks near Horeb
The brickworks is adjacent to an abandoned railway line that has now become Swiss Valley Cycle Trail, a part of National Cycle Route 47. According to its entry as a listed building it was built in 1907 and has over time been called the Blackthorn/Star/Eclipse/Horeb Brickworks. It contains a rare surviving example of a Hoffmann kiln. This is a design where the fire position cycles around the kiln firing one of the many chambers while gently pre-heating those ahead of it and slowly cooling those behind it,
The site is now overgrown but the enormous chimney stack and the kiln itself are still prominent.
Both are individual listed buildings but the entire site is also scheduled. LinkExternal link

For views of the site in 1995 see LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Sunday, 2 April, 2017   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 4 October, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Derelict, Disused  Industry 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SN 5009 0529 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:43.5739N 4:10.3146W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SN 5010 0528
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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