- Grid reference: ST30773661
- 51°7'28"N; 2°59'21"W
- Civil Parish: Bridgwater Within, Somerset
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.
- 1898-1911 Bridgwater Portland Cement Co. Ltd (incorporated 1897, re-incorporated 1908)
- 1911-1914 BPCM (Blue Circle)
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 1907 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.
Please contact me with any relevant information or corrections.
No rotary kilns were installed.
Sources: Francis, p 179: Jackson, p 273
© Dylan Moore 2011: last edit 20/12/15.
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