Clinker manufacture operational: 1894-1914
Approximate total clinker production: 111,000 tonnes
Raw materials: ?evidently Blue Lias limestone (Blue Lias Formation: 190-200 Ma), but the source is unknown.
The plant was built south of the Colly Lane Patent Tile and Pottery Works, with a siding on the GWR Bristol to Exeter railway, which presumably delivered raw materials, although the source of these is obscure. The plant had three chamber kilns rated at 80 t/week in 1901, when it was put up for sale. Five chamber kilns were rated at 120 t/week in Davis' 1907 list and 147 t/week in 1913. From 1914, the site was a depot for Penarth cement, although a newspaper article suggests it was still making clinker in late 1916.
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No rotary kilns were installed.