Cement Kilns

Tower

Location:

  • Grid reference: TQ61577530
  • x=561570
  • y=175300
  • 51°27'13"N; 0°19'32"E
  • Civil Parish: Northfleet, Kent

Clinker manufacture operational: 1873-1900

Approximate total clinker production: 230,000 tonnes

Raw materials:

Ownership:

  • 1873-1880 Goreham
  • 1881-1900 Tower Portland Cement Co. Ltd
  • 1900 APCM (Blue Circle)

Otherwise known as Butchard’s Works. Six chamber kilns in 1890 (output 150 t/week). Increased 1891-1893 to nine (240 t/week) and 1898-1899 to sixteen (450 t/week). The plant used water transport, although a rail link was later made. After closure, the site was immediately redeveloped, initially as a concrete products plant, and is currently under port facilities.

No rotary kilns were installed.


Sources: Eve, p 17: Francis, p 167


© Dylan Moore 2011: commenced 28/01/2011: last edit 02/09/2016.

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