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Prestongrange Colliery, Hoffman Kiln

A Category B Listed Building in Prestonpans, East Lothian

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9512 / 55°57'4"N

Longitude: -3.0088 / 3°0'31"W

OS Eastings: 337104

OS Northings: 673585

OS Grid: NT371735

Mapcode National: GBR 2H.Y20D

Mapcode Global: WH7TT.RPG4

Entry Name: Prestongrange Colliery, Hoffman Kiln

Listing Date: 29 March 2000

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 394397

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47020

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Prestonpans

County: East Lothian

Electoral Ward: Preston, Seton and Gosford

Parish: Prestonpans

Traditional County: East Lothian

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Description

Later 19th century. Single storey, 12-bay, rectangular-plan, red brick, 24-chamber 'continuous' Hoffman kiln. Battered walls, with hoodmoulded round-arched openings, comprising doors paired with kiln openings; flat roof. Freestanding 16-stage brick chimney alongside to S, string courses dividing stages, cornice.

Statement of Interest

A Group with Prestongrange Colliery, Old Generating House and Prestongrange Colliery, Pump House and Pump (see separate listings). The Prestongrange Hoffman Kiln is what remains of a substantial brick and fireclay works, sited near to the colliery to satisfy its need for coal for the firing process.

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