EPW017655 ENGLAND (1927). Portland Lion Cement Works, South Stifford, 1927

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Title [EPW017655] Portland Lion Cement Works, South Stifford, 1927
Reference EPW017655
Date April-1927
Link
Place name SOUTH STIFFORD
Parish
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 559800, 177505
Longitude / Latitude 0.3011919864283, 51.473421512334
National Grid Reference TQ598775

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abandoned chamber kilns

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Tuesday 16th of October 2012 10:27:48 PM
abandoned chamber kilns

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abandoned chamber kilns

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Tuesday 16th of October 2012 10:26:59 PM
abandoned chamber kilns

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Tuesday 16th of October 2012 10:26:12 PM
rotary kilns 1-6

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Tuesday 16th of October 2012 10:25:03 PM
rotary kilns 7 & 8

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User Comment Contributions

For details, history and many links, see [[http://www.cementkilns.co.uk/cement_kiln_wouldham.html]].

Dylan Moore
Thursday 18th of October 2012 09:01:20 PM
Good view of the older part of the plant.

Dylan Moore
Tuesday 16th of October 2012 10:50:41 PM
The Wouldham Cement Plant. Founded in 1874 and expanded rapidly from 1898, it was acquired by BPCM in 1911. The five "Wouldham Woodbines" (five stacks serving six kilns!) are smoking away, and since the much larger kilns 7,8 and 9 were also operational, April 1927 must have been a busy period. Kilns 1-6 were finally decommissioned when Kiln 10 was installed in January 1930. Kiln 11 was installed in 1937, bringing the plant capacity to around 500,000 tonnes a year. The plant shut down in 1976.



The old chamber kilns are still in place, although they have lost their roofs.

Dylan Moore
Tuesday 16th of October 2012 10:35:40 PM