A hovel at the Victoria Pottery, Fenton

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Date:November 1962

Description:The entrance to a hovel at the Victoria Pottery in Fenton. A hovel was a brick built bottle shaped building that enclosed the kiln. The hovel created a draught which removed smoke and protected the firing kiln. The kiln was fired from inside the hovel. This oven was once part of the Victoria & Trentham Potteries works just off King Street. the works have been demolished.

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Creators: Mr Bert Bentley - Creator

Image courtesy of: Stoke on Trent City Archives.

Donor ref:SD1480/212-08 (204/39562)

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