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Report - Wakerley Kilns.. Northamptonshire, May 2021

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We were coming home from a day out and was not to far from these. So we decided to swing by and have a little look. After a little stroll across the fields we were up close with them. They are actually quite a nice thing to see and quite a size when up close.
These four kilns were constructed during the first world war one. They were constructed for the roasting of iron ore what was used to make iron. The ore would have been transported to Manchester to be used at Irlam steel works. The quarry was only open from 1916 to 1921, and you can see the lay of the land around you were the quarrying for ore took place. Out of the four kilns only two were fully constructed, the other two had just the concrete bases built. The kilns were never ever used.









Calamity Jane

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Good shots there. That's a very short time. Seems a waste of resources given the year too, wouldn't be cheap to build. Nice find:thumb

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