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    Default Wilkinson and Houghton Ltd, Humber, Lincolnshire, April 2019


    1. The History
    Located by the Humber up the coast from Immingham near to Halton marshes, this is a brick and tile kiln and its associated chimney. Constructed in the early 20th century for Wilkinson and Houghton Ltd. The company is listed as builders and joiners and started trading 1896. The chimney and kiln are built in red brick, with concrete buttresses to kiln. The white brick lettering to chimney spells out the initials of the two firm owners. The kiln is rectangular in plan and is aligned on a NW-SE axis. The kilns are approximately 45m x 7m and rise to a height of 3m and contain 8 adjoining barrel-vaulted chambers with openings to each side. There are 8 bays with buttresses between them. The chimney tapered in two stages and rises to an elevation of 27m. The fishing pond behind the kiln was, most likely, the clay pit for the tile/brick works. The company ceased operating circa 1939 and is the largest surviving brick and tile kiln on the Humber Banks. The site was Grade II listed in July 1987.

    2. The Explore
    This chimney is visible for miles around and after the rather disappointing anti-aircraft battery visit nearby this provided more interest photographically. And more of an atmospheric wander along the banks of the Humber than an explore. The kiln is on land that is in private ownership. Also, the on-site security were present and vigilant so just took pictures from the other side of the fence.

    3. The Pictures

    Viewed across the fishpond at the back of the kiln:

    img0400 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    And looking from the Humber side:

    img0408 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Close-up of the white-bricked initials:

    img0407 by HughieDW, on Flickr



    One of the entrances to the 8 barrel-vaulted chambers with two buttresses either side:

    img0413 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    This picture shows the positioning of the chimney relative to the kilns:

    img0405 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    And the aforementioned on-site secca:

    img0403 by HughieDW, on Flickr

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    Nice, love your first b & w ;-)
    What the hell am I doing, I mean really at my age!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BikinGlynn View Post
    Nice, love your first b & w ;-)
    Cheers mate. Funnily enough I haven't converted it - it's just naturally black and white!

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