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Prestongrange Colliery, Hoffman Kiln

Kiln (19th Century)

Site Name Prestongrange Colliery, Hoffman Kiln

Classification Kiln (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Brick And Fireclay Works

Canmore ID 268215

Site Number NT37SE 78.05

NGR NT 37095 73593

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council East Lothian
  • Parish Prestonpans
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District East Lothian
  • Former County East Lothian

Site Management (26 August 2011)

Single storey, 12-bay, rectangular-plan, red brick, 24-chamber 'continuous' Hoffman kiln. Battered walls, with hoodmoulded round-arched openings, comprising doors paired with kiln openings; flat roof. Freestanding 16-stage brick chimney alongside to S, string courses dividing stages, cornice.

The Prestongrange Hoffman Kiln is what remains of a substantial brick and fireclay works, sited near to the colliery to satisfy its need for coal for the firing process. (Historic Scotland)

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