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Latitude: 54.6297 / 54°37'46"N
Longitude: -2.6912 / 2°41'28"W
OS Eastings: 355474
OS Northings: 526281
OS Grid: NY554262
Mapcode National: GBR 9GNX.45
Mapcode Global: WH81C.MWPP
Plus Code: 9C6VJ8H5+VG
Entry Name: Wetheriggs Pottery
Listing Date: 3 September 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1145365
English Heritage Legacy ID: 74236
Location: Clifton, Eden, Cumbria, CA10
Civil Parish: Clifton
Traditional County: Westmorland
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria
Church of England Parish: Clifton St Cuthbert
Church of England Diocese: Carlisle
NY 52 NE CLIFTON WETHERIGGS
10/32 Wetheriggs Pottery
Kiln, workshops, drying shed, kiln room, steam house and blunger. 1855 as a
brick and tileworks for the Brougham estate. Red brick walls, under pantile
roofs with stone and brick chimney stacks. Single-storey buildings arranged in
U-shape around a small courtyard, with attached steam house and blunger.
Bee-hive kiln is within square brick building with plank doors. Adjoining long
workshops have plank doors and casement windows. Right-angled range is divided
into open-sided drying shed and enclosed kiln room. Rear steam house has plank
doors and round-arched casement windows; tall square chimney stack. Adjoining
blunger is a circular brick-lined pit with central pivoted paddle for mixing
clay and water, powered by the steam engine in the steam house. A working
pottery which continued using old methods of production until the mid C20. Now
reopened as a working pottery, to which the public are admitted, preserving
original machinery and traditional designs, but electrically fired kiln. See
guide book, Wetheriggs Country Pottery, 1984. The present shop and house are not
of special interest.
Listing NGR: NY5547426281
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