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General view looking NE (top of one flint calcining kiln on left by chimney) Digital image of B 9419

SC 738212

Description General view looking NE (top of one flint calcining kiln on left by chimney) Digital image of B 9419

Date 5/8/1981

Collection Scottish Industrial Archaeology Survey

Catalogue Number SC 738212

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of B 9419

Scope and Content Longpark Pottery from the south-west, 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 finished sanitary ware that was packed and ready for dispatch, with pottery buildings in the background. The building with the clock on it to the right of the chimney was for frit (an ingredient used in vitreous china). The building with 'Shanks' on its gable was a glost warehouse (where finished products were inspected and packed) and the building onto this gable was a making shop, where moulds for sanitary ware were cast. The demand for kitchen sinks made from fireclay declined during the mid-20th century as sinks made from new materials (metal and plastic) became popular and changes in Scottish law no longer made it compulsory for municipal houses to be fitted with a fireclay sink and tub. However, demand for fireclay sinks grew again during the 1990s as people began to want traditional features in their kitchens. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

External Reference Neg no. 37/81/27A

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/738212

File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

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