Cement Kilns

Wilkinson & Leng

Location:

  • Grid reference: ST3007437145
  • x=330074
  • y=137145
  • 51°7'46"N; 2°59'57"W
  • Civil Parish: Bridgwater Within, Somerset

Clinker manufacture operational: 1900-1906

Approximate total clinker production: 12,000 tonnes

Raw materials: Blue Lias Limestone (Blue Lias Formation: 190-200 Ma) from ?

Ownership:

  • 1900-1906 Wilkinson and Leng Ltd
  • 1906 Bridgwater Portland Cement Co. Ltd

Whether this builders’ merchant made Portland cement is very questionable: it is attested only by Francis. There might have been two dry process bottle kilns to make the declared output of 60 t/week. Maps and aerial photography show nothing like that at the assumed location.

No rotary kilns were installed.


Sources: Francis, p 179


© Dylan Moore 2011: last edit 26/11/2014.

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Approximate capacity: tonnes per year
Wilkinson and Leng Capacity