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Kiln, Drying Shed and Chimney at Soil Hill Pottery

A Grade II Listed Building in Illingworth and Mixenden, Calderdale

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Latitude: 53.7794 / 53°46'45"N

Longitude: -1.8914 / 1°53'29"W

OS Eastings: 407250

OS Northings: 431455

OS Grid: SE072314

Mapcode National: GBR HS7Q.9Y

Mapcode Global: WHB88.X8HH

Plus Code: 9C5WQ4H5+QC

Entry Name: Kiln, Drying Shed and Chimney at Soil Hill Pottery

Listing Date: 29 May 1980

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1243354

English Heritage Legacy ID: 446325

Location: Illingworth and Mixenden, Calderdale, HX2

County: Calderdale

Electoral Ward/Division: Illingworth and Mixenden

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Bradshaw St John the Evangelist

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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(East Side off)
Kiln, Drying Shed and
Chimney at Soil Hill
SE 03 SE 2/300
Circa 1900. Brick with Welsh slate roof. Long building running east-west with
chimney adjacent to east end at the top of the hill slope.
Within the western part is a bottle kiln with internal radial walls and six segment-
arched fire holes around the perimeter. Four flues from beneath the kiln floor run
up the hill to the square chimney. Two of these heat the drying shed adjacent to
the kiln and two a parallel pent-roofed shed where clay slurry was dried before
The method of firing and ventilation and the use of waste heat to dry slurry
represent an important innovation in earthenware manufacture.
Pottery built by Isaac Button Snr on site of an earlier pottery worked by the
Catherall family and continued in use by Isaac Button Jnr until 1964.

Listing NGR: SE0725031455

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