Description: Hoffman Kiln at Betchworth Pits Tq20755140
Date Listed: 21 January 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 290127
OS Grid Reference: TQ2074251401
OS Grid Coordinates: 520742, 151401
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2490, -0.2714
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BETCHWORTH C.P. STATION ROAD
4/18 "Hoffman" Kiln at
21/1/86 Betchworth Pits.
Hoffman kiln. Built c.1867 by the Brockham Brick Company in connection with its
lime quarrying activities. Brown brick tower approximately 110 feet high.
Rectangular plan, tapering towards the top with iron bands to bind the topmost
courses of brick. Arched entrance to the southern side almost obscured by
foliage, the former oven now filled with debris. Part of a good group of
industrial buildings, the kiln was last used in 1901.
SURREY HISTORY I 3 (1975) "Stone Mining in East Surrey" by P. W. Sowan pp83-94.
Records for the Brockham Brick Company can be found at Surrey County Record Office.
Listing NGR: TQ2074251401
Source: English Heritage
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