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View from 2nd floor of making shop, looking SW at flint calcining kilns. Digital image of B 9413

SC 738192

Description View from 2nd floor of making shop, looking SW at flint calcining kilns. Digital image of B 9413

Date 5/8/1981

Collection Scottish Industrial Archaeology Survey

Catalogue Number SC 738192

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of B 9413

Scope and Content Flint calcining kilns from the south-west, Longpark Pottery, Hill Street, Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire J & M Craig established Longpark Sanitary Pottery c.1888 and specialised in producing toilet fitments made from fireclay. The pottery was taken over by Shanks in 1918 and in 1969 Armitage Ware Ltd became the owners and formed the Armitage Shanks Group. The works closed in 1981 and was subsequently demolished. This shows the chimneys of three calcining kilns in the centre with the top of a fourth kiln just visible behind. The kilns were brick-built and bottle-shaped and were used to burn flints. Flint is an important ingredient in the production of glazes and engobes (coatings on an object before it is glazed). The Scottish sanitary ware industry developed around the turn of the 20th century and was very successful because fireclay was easily mined in Scotland. The industry declined during the 20th century because new materials such as metal and plastic were developed which could be used to manufacture sanitary ware. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

External Reference Neg no. 37/81/21A

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/738192

File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

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