1. Welcome to 28DaysLater.co.uk - 28DL - The UK Urban Exploring / Urban Exploration / Urbex Forums.

    Asylums and Hospitals, High Stuff, Industrial, Leisure Sites, Residential Sites, Military Sites, Mines and Quarries, ROC Posts, Theatres and Cinemas, Draining, Underground Sites, European and International Sites, Leads, Rumours and News, Kit, Clothing, Equipment, Photography and Video sections plus a lot more.

    Please feel free to browse this website as a guest. Creating an account removes some ads, allows you to post replies, start new topics and threads, and gives you access to more features including bookmarking, live chat, messaging and notification systems.

    Create an account | Login | Request new password

Report - Dyson Refactory, Sheffield. August '13.

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by tablets, Aug 17, 2013.

  1. tablets

    tablets 28DL Regular User
    Regular User

    Mar 11, 2011
    Likes Received:
    Home Page:
    The Dyson group has its origins in the early 19th century, with the founding of a ceramics factory in Sheffield in 1810. The need for heat-resistant bricks for the newly developing furnaces driving the Industrial Revolution led the company to become an important producer of refractories and related ceramics products. Dyson's primary market became England's steel industry, and the group remained focused on that market into the 1970s.

    By the late 1950s, Dyson had grown to include three clay preparation plants, each equipped with modern, gas-firing tunnel kilns, as well as ten intermittent kilns. The company also boasted complete brick shaping and drying facilities, in order to produce a wide variety of refractory shapes used for the production of steel ingots.

    Bricks have been produced on the site since the 19th century, previous works have been called Totley fire brick works, and the moor edge silica brick works. Can't find anything about when Dyson acquired the site.

    Only made it into one part of the site. This was mostly stripped. Some parts of the kiln remained, there's more to see at the other Dyson TBH. The office areas remain in use.

    Visited with Ric, cheers for picking us up. The only in/win of the day. Cheers to Kaplan for pointing this out.











    More pics on Flickr as well. Cheers!
    #1 tablets, Aug 17, 2013
    Last edited: Aug 17, 2013
    urblex likes this.

    Remove this ad by donating or subscribing.

Draft saved Draft deleted

Users Who Have Read This Thread (Total: 0)

Share This Page

Remove this ad by creating an account and logging in