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Figure 59: Kiln 2 at Hurst Court, Manchester.


Excavated in 1980/81 by the Greater Manchester Archaeological Unit. Described in the excavation record as F76. The only published plan of this kiln is at a scale of 1:148, being a general site plan. The excavation report includes an isometric drawing at a scale of 1:62.5 (Arnold 1983, 58-59). There is no better plan in the excavation archive. A very good photographic record exists of the kiln during excavation. This consists of 36 black and white photographs and 19 colour transparencies. This figure has been produced by reference to this photographic record. The rear part of the flue/ash pit has a brick floor but the photographs are not of sufficient quality in this area to allow detailed representation. Documentary evidence records Joseph Holland, Thomas Holland and Joseph Haliday as pipemakers on the site in the period 1846 to 1854 (ibid, 62). The typologies of the pipes recovered are consistent with these dates.

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