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Coke Ovens

A Grade II Listed Building in Habergham Eaves, Lancashire

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Latitude: 53.7732 / 53°46'23"N

Longitude: -2.2308 / 2°13'51"W

OS Eastings: 384882

OS Northings: 430787

OS Grid: SD848307

Mapcode National: GBR DSVT.T4

Mapcode Global: WHB83.PFW7

Plus Code: 9C5VQQF9+7M

Entry Name: Coke Ovens

Listing Date: 12 February 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1254070

English Heritage Legacy ID: 437436

Location: Habergham Eaves, Burnley, Lancashire, BB11

County: Lancashire

Civil Parish: Habergham Eaves

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Burnley St Stephen

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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Listing Text

SD 83 SW


4/40 Coke Ovens

- II

Bank of 'beehive' coke ovens, now overgrown and partly ruinous, c.1850. Built
basically of brick but with a sandstone rubble retaining wall at the lower
(east) end. A rectangular block, built up and into a slight slope, measuring
roughly 30m by 12m and containing (originally) two rows of six kilns each;
those on the north side are more badly damaged. Each kiln is circular in plan
with a diameter of about 4 metres and is composed of a domed vault about 2.5
metres high, built of a single skin of yellow/brown bricks, laid in header
bond, and now vitrified at the inner end. (Some of these bricks have been
stamped with the initials WFB). Originally, each kiln appears to have had a
round-headed ventilation hole at the front, a flue at the back and a circular
charging hole at the top.
History Built by an as yet unknown firm and superseded by the coke ovens
established immediately to the north by the Towneley Colliery and Brickworks
Company, which began production in 1874.
A large and relatively well-preserved example of a now uncommon type.

Listing NGR: SD8488230787

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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