Tag Archives: Kilns & Furnaces

Laser-scanning the 18th-century Kiln at Dunster

The kiln in Dunster is the oldest ‘complete’ pottery kiln in Britain and sits alone in the corner of the grounds of Dunster Castle in Somerset. It was built in 1759 and its construction is recorded in detail in the … Continue reading

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A visit to the Bulmer Brickworks, Sudbury, Essex

Last month we were visiting family in Essex and were invited to visit the Bulmer Brick and Tile Company at Sudbury and also the updraught kiln built by the Gestingthorpe History Group (see the previous post).  That adds up to a lot of … Continue reading

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The Restoration of the Queens Road Gas Kiln

We’re very excited this week. After months out of action our gas kiln is almost ready for firing. The kiln is 36 years old, built by Kilns and Furnaces on site in 1978 and is being subjected to a major … Continue reading

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