Swinton Pottery (The Rockingham Works), 310m and 120m North West of Keeper's Cottage
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County Council (Unitary)
Wentworth and Dearne
SE443443 (444290, 398772)
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Situated to the east of the site of Swinton pottery, on the other side of Blackmoor Road, in the angle formed by that road, Warren Vale Road to the east, and a footpath to the south, is a triangular quarry or pit, occupied now by Three Corner Plantation. Geological and historical information indicates the area was a clay pit, probably dug in the 18th - early 19th century, in association with the pottery, and was subsequently used by the pottery as a store of raw materials, including calcined flint (which is represented by extensive dumps of calcined flint flafes ready for grinding in the flint mill), and dumps of pottery waste (eg on the roadside nearest to the pottery along Blackamoor Road), which includes fragments of broken pottery, saggers, moulds, ashes, pieves of gypsum, coal, sandstone, etc., probably dumped in readiness for disposal for roadbuilding or landfill. Scheduled.
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