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View of 'top kiln' (built early 1950s): 20 chamber continuous kiln - note rails for brick wagons Digital image of B 9356

SC 740359

Description View of 'top kiln' (built early 1950s): 20 chamber continuous kiln - note rails for brick wagons Digital image of B 9356

Date 9/7/1980

Collection Scottish Industrial Archaeology Survey

Catalogue Number SC 740359

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of B 9356

Scope and Content 20-chamber continuous kiln from the south-west, Carsehead Brick Works, Beith Road, Dalry, North Ayrshire Ayrshire Brick & Fireclay Company established Carsehead Brick Works in 1907 and operated the business until at least 1928. The works had several owners from then with the Scottish Brick Corporation becoming the last owner in 1969. The works closed in 1977 and were mainly demolished c.1981. This shows the north-west front of the 20-chamber continuous kiln which was built c.1950. The arches in the kiln were entrances to the chambers where the bricks would have been fired. Wagons containing bricks were pushed along the rails shown in front of the kiln. 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. 42/80/2


File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

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