EPW031375 ENGLAND (1930). The Alpha Cement Works and surrounding countryside, Bletchingdon, from the north-east, 1930

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Title [EPW031375] The Alpha Cement Works and surrounding countryside, Bletchingdon, from the north-east, 1930
Reference EPW031375
Date February-1930
Link
Place name BLETCHINGDON
Parish BLETCHINGDON
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 448269, 217644
Longitude / Latitude -1.2990812528467, 51.854854145036
National Grid Reference SP483176

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"Oxford Cement", with the Oxford and Shipton logo in the middle.

Dylan Moore
Sunday 30th of April 2017 11:26:34 AM

User Comment Contributions

The Oxford cement plant (sometimes known as Shipton on Cherwell Works) was started by the Oxford and Shipton Cement Co. Ltd as a private venture in 1929, and replaced the obsolete Kirtlington plant 3 km to the north. In 1934, the plant was acquired by the Alpha Cement Co. Ltd, which was in turn acquired by APCM in 1938. From an initial two kiln operation, the plant reached its final three kiln form in 1935, when its capacity reached around 300,000 tonnes per year. The plant was run down after 1975, and ceased clinker manufacture in 1987. For details, history and many links, see [[http://www.cementkilns.co.uk/cement_kiln_oxford.html]].

Dylan Moore
Friday 19th of October 2012 12:13:48 PM