Much Wenlock

Location:

  • Grid reference: SJ63230172
  • x=363230
  • y=301720
  • 52°36'43"N; 2°32'35"W
  • Civil Parish: Much Wenlock, Shropshire

Clinker manufacture operational: 1890-1910

Approximate total clinker production: 50,000 tonnes

Raw materials: Silurian Limestone (Much Wenlock Limestone Formation: 427-428 Ma), the lower part of which is inter-bedded with shale, from 363400,301900

Ownership: A. Boulton and Co.

Otherwise called Farley or Bradley Rock. This was primarily a lime plant, but according to Davis, made 80 t/week of Portland cement in, say, three dry process bottle kilns. It was on the GWR Wenlock branch railway which served the many lime plants in the area.

No rotary kilns were installed.


Sources: attested only by Davis and directories