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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1243354
English Heritage Legacy ID: 446325
Location: Illingworth and Mixenden, Calderdale, HX2
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
(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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