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View of extension to kiln (SW end) Digital image of B 9336

SC 740343

Description View of extension to kiln (SW end) Digital image of B 9336

Date 31/10/1979

Collection Records of the Scottish Industrial Archaeology Survey at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Sco

Catalogue Number SC 740343

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of B 9336

Scope and Content Extension to kiln, Commondyke Brick Works, Common, East Ayrshire Alexander Transport Ltd started Commondyke Brick Works after World War II and operated the business until 1977 when the works closed. The Scottish Brick Corporation took over Alexander's business in 1978 but the works remained closed with the kiln being demolished in 1981. This shows the c.1975 alteration to the kiln which extended the number of chambers from 26 to 30. The four large arches are the entrances to the chambers where the bricks would have been fired and the three small arches are flues which improved air circulation. With a continuous kiln a fire was lit in the first chamber and the draught from a tall chimney drew the heat through each chamber. This system allowed bricks to be fired continuously as some chambers could be emptied or filled during the baking process. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

External Reference Neg no. 36/79/4


File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

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