Cement Kilns

Beehive

Location:

  • Grid reference: TQ75066874
  • x=575060
  • y=168735
  • 51°23'27"N; 0°30'57"E
  • Civil Parish: Frindsbury Extra, Kent

Clinker manufacture operational: 1880-11/1907

Approximate total clinker production: 340,000 tonnes

Raw materials:

Ownership:

  • 1880-1892 Burge and Co.
  • 1892-1895 William Levett and Co. Ltd
  • 1895-1900 McLean Levett and Co Ltd
  • 1900-1902 APCM (Blue Circle)

See also a general history of the Frindsbury cement plants. Ironically, this plant never had any beehive kilns. Installed with four chamber kilns initially, three more sets of four were added, around 1892, 1895 and 1900, giving a final capacity of 474 t/week. The plant was operated in common with Beaver from 1895, and was absorbed into the Crown and Quarry site in 1907, the kilns continuing in intermittent use there until 1925.

No rotary kilns were installed.

Sources: Eve, p 23: Francis, p 191: Preston, pp 83, 172


© Dylan Moore 2011: commenced 14/01/2011: last edit 23/02/2017.

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Approximate capacity: tonnes per year
Beehive clinker capacity