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Rockingham Kiln, Swinton

Description: Rockingham Kiln

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 11 December 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 335532

OS Grid Reference: SK4405498814
OS Grid Coordinates: 444054, 398814
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4842, -1.3376

Location: 4 Blackamoor Road, Rotherham S64 8UX

Locality: Swinton
County: Rotherham
Country: England
Postcode: S64 8UX

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Listing Text


(north-west side, off)

5/23 Rockingham Kiln


Pottery kiln. Probably early C19. Red brick in English bond,
part-rendered. Bottle shape with door in north side and window
in south side, both boarded-up. Various bricked openings including
doorway in east side. Dentil course beneath capped apex. Formed
part of the Rockingham Pottery which evolved from a works established
in 1745 by Joseph Flint and continued, from c1755-65, as the Swinton
Pottery by Edward Butler (d.1763) and his wife. Passed through various
ownerships which, from 1768-c1776, involved William Fenny of Catcliffe
Glass Works. From 1785-1806 was controlled and finally run down by
Leeds Pottery. From 1806 John Brameld (d.1819) and his son William
ran the pottery with financial support from Earl Fitzwilliam. William
and his two brothers became bankrupt in 1825 but with more Fitzwilliam
support, and now able to produce porcelain, continued in business using
the name Rockingham and the griffin emblem. The major undertaking of
a service for William IV was achieved in the 1830's at the expense of
commercial viability. The works closed in 1842. The kiln is a rare
survival of its type in what was an internationally reknowned porcelain

A. Cox and A. Cox Rockingham Pottery and Porcelain 1745-1842, 1983,
London, (full history, kiln illustrated on page 18).

Listing NGR: SK4405498814

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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