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Latitude: 50.2069 / 50°12'24"N
Longitude: -5.4928 / 5°29'34"W
OS Eastings: 150873
OS Northings: 39942
OS Grid: SW508399
Mapcode National: GBR DXT4.8SW
Mapcode Global: VH12L.R215
Entry Name: Leach Pottery
Listing Date: 27 February 1998
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1031617
English Heritage Legacy ID: 469086
Location: St. Ives, Cornwall, TR26
Civil Parish: St. Ives
Built-Up Area: St Ives
Traditional County: Cornwall
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall
Church of England Parish: Halsetown
Church of England Diocese: Truro
SW 53 NW ST IVES B3306
678/5/10003 Leach Pottery
Pottery. 1921, for Bernard Leach. Stone rubble and rendered concrete blocks. Gable-ended scantle slate roofs, the kiln shed has louvred ridge ventilator. Brick gable end and axial stacks.
PLAN: Long range comprising, kiln shed at SW end, throwing and glazing rooms with loft over at centre, and workshop with studio above at NE end.
EXTERIOR: Single storey kiln shed at SW end has outshut on NW side and porch on SE front. Throwing and glazing rooms at centre, built of stone rubble and with sash windows. Workshop with studio above is cross-wing at NE end with external stairs to first floor doorway on SE gable end.
INTERIOR: In the kiln shed is the brick 3-chambered climbing kiln designed by T. Matsubayashi in 1921 and rebuilt in 1923, a small tunnel kiln, an individual kiln and a modern gas kiln. In the glazing room there is a corner fireplace with a cambered brick arch with two small terracotta niches above. In the throwing room two of Leach's wheels; above is the drying loft. Over the workshop at the NE end is Leach's studio with access via external stairs.
NOTE: The Leach Pottery was established by Bernard Leach, with the Japanese potter Hamada Shoji, on his return in 1920 from studying in Japan.
SOURCE: Leach. Bernard, A Potter's Book; published 1940.
Listing NGR: SW5087339942
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