Clinker manufacture operational: 1880-1899
Approximate total clinker production: 60,000 tonnes
Also known as Huggens Works and Sittingbourne Works (but not to be confused with Smeed & Dean's plant). This was an early Roman Cement producing site, commencing around 1827 with dredged septaria from the Swale. It ceased making cement 1865-1880, after which Portland cement manufacture began, using wet process. When the plant closed there were seven bottle kilns of which perhaps five were used for Portland cement, making 130 t/week. The plant used only water transport throughout its life. The plant was shut down in 1899, and remained for many years in a ruinous state. It was finally redeveloped in the 1990s. The site is now under light industry.
No rotary kilns were installed.
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