- Grid reference: TQ57447551
- 51°27'24"N; 0°15'58"E
- Civil Parish: Stone, Kent
Clinker manufacture operational: 1889-1914: 1919-1922
Approximate total clinker production: 450,000 tonnes
- Upper Chalk (Seaford Chalk Formation: 85-88 Ma): quarry at 556900,174600, worked by the Stone Court Chalk Land and Pier Co.
- Alluvial Clay from Stone Marshes
One of three plants installed at the Stone Court ballast pier, there were 14 chamber kilns here in 1900. Installation was probably 7 kilns in 1889 (170 t/week) and 7 in 1892. Output 1900: 340 t/week. A further 10 chamber kilns were added 1902-1909, bringing capacity to 580 t/week at ~14.1 MJ/kg. Part of the plant was reinstated 1919-1922. There was no rail link, and all product was shipped from Stone Court pier. The site was entirely cleared: an extended Stone Court pier now serves a large container terminal covering the Albion, Greenhithe and Shield sites.
No rotary kilns were installed.
Sources: Eve, p 12: Francis, p 161: Jackson, p 280
© Dylan Moore 2011: last edit 24/11/2014.
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