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    Default Wakerley Kiln towers, Northants, Sep13


    Visited these Kilns with King Mongoose on the way back from somewhere else. Their size is impressive, but they are in poor condition. But to be fair, they do date back to WW I.

    These kilns were built in 1915 by prisoners of war for the roasting of iron ore from the adjacent opencast mine. This was then used to make iron, which was to be shipped away on the adjacent Peterborough to Market Harborough line (now abandoned.) The opencast mine was closed in 1921 as the seam was not as profitable as originally thought. It seems that the kilns were never used, in fact two of the four were never completed. Evidence of the loading ramps and wagon way also survive close to the kilns.

    They are grade II listed.





    their size can be appreciated here


    note the trees growing inside









    Perhaps not everyones cup of tea, but they are something a bit different, so hope you like.
    Thanks for looking :)

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    Never seen these before. Amazing.

    Some serious looking cracks.

    Assume there is no preservation order on them as they aren't pretty enough. ;)
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    They are some of the weirdest structures I've ever seen!
    Great stuff, cheers for sharing, not seen anything like this before! :)
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    Love them! I'm not sure I've seen these before?! Thanks. :)

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    Amazing structures thanks for sharing.

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    Different. Thanks for sharing.
    Old enough to know better

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    there fairly local to me but never herd of them nice find mate
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    Big thanks to everyone for your replies! :)

    Quote Originally Posted by borntobemild View Post
    Never seen these before. Amazing.

    Some serious looking cracks.

    Assume there is no preservation order on them as they aren't pretty enough. ;)
    Theyre in a pretty bad state, but apparently grade II listed. I expect they will be left to crumble. They have hastily clogged up the arches to stop anyone climbing up and going inside.


    Quote Originally Posted by UrbanX View Post
    They are some of the weirdest structures I've ever seen!
    Great stuff, cheers for sharing, not seen anything like this before! :)
    Cheers mate, something a bit different

    Quote Originally Posted by krela View Post
    Love them! I'm not sure I've seen these before?! Thanks. :)
    Cheers mate, Nice to be able to contribute something thats not familiar
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    Quote Originally Posted by krela View Post
    Love them! I'm not sure I've seen these before?! Thanks. :)
    You have you just forgot [ame="https://www.derelictplaces.co.uk/main/showthread.php?t=19680"]https://www.derelictplaces.co.uk/main/showthread.php?t=19680 :p

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    Quote Originally Posted by tocsin_bang View Post
    Hahahaha *facepalm*

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