Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Jackfield Clay Arcs and Kilns

Now that the archaeological aspect of the redevelopment programme is more or less completed, the main activity on the Jackfield site is building work. Restoration of the Jackfield Clay Arcs is nearly completed. Hopefully these buildings will soon be removed from the Buildings at Risk register!

The clay arcs now nearly finished, just some painting needed.

A steel walkway has also been installed to enable visitors to see some of the original tileworks kiln bases. Our work on this part of the site was undertaken over three years ago now. This walkway also allows access to the Craven Dunnill factory where encaustic tiles are still made on site.

This is the remains of one of four kilns built in the 1870s.


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