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Tile works by the Haltwhistle Burn (Haltwhistle)

The first edition (6 inch) Ordnance Survey map shows a tile works by the Haltwhistle Burn. It would have used clay from the nearby limestone and coal seams. Works using these special fireclay deposits operated from the 1840s to the 1960s under a succession of different owners. These works produced salt-glazed hollow tiles, ornamental and rustic wares.

Reference number:N6720
Historical period: Victorian (1837 to 1901)
20th Century (1901 to 2000)
Legal status:Conservation area

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Source of Reference
Local History of Haltwhistle

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