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View from WNW showing partially demolished kilns at Buccleuch brickworks, Sanquhar, in 1971.

SC 786793

Description View from WNW showing partially demolished kilns at Buccleuch brickworks, Sanquhar, in 1971.

Date 15/4/1971

Collection John R Hume

Catalogue Number SC 786793

Category On-line Digital Images

Scope and Content Buccleuch Brick Works, Sanquhar, Dumfries & Galloway This shows the two southernmost kilns from the north-west. The one on the right still has its superstructure, and the bricks on top of the other are the remains of its cone. The moulding shop is in the background. The arches in the bases of the kilns are the fireholes. This works closed in about 1958, but was still reasonably intact in the mid-1960s. By 1971 the kilns had been almost completely demolished, and since then the rest of the complex has also gone. Terracotta bricks were popular as they were non-porous, and did not retain soot on their surfaces. This works was established in about 1889 to make terracotta bricks. It consisted of a large moulding shop and eight large round downdraught kilns, all of which had conical superstructures, probably later additions. The clay came from quarries to the north-east and south-east on narrow-gauge tramways. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

External Reference H35/71/31/40

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/786793

File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

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Collection Level (551 147) John R Hume

> Item Level (SC 786793) View from WNW showing partially demolished kilns at Buccleuch brickworks, Sanquhar, in 1971.

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