Auckland – West                          Mainly West of Queen Street – seen through my lens

March 12, 2010

Ambrico Kiln

Filed under: Buildings,History — paul @ 8:27 am
Ambrico Kiln

Ambrico Kiln

Ambrico Place is a relatively new residential development, but apart from that it also houses an important relic of the heyday of clay in the West: Ambrico kiln – the only kiln that remains standing. It is a downdraft kiln, and was connected to a tall chimney by an underground duct. The picture below shows one row of fire chambers (there is another row on the opposite side of the kiln.

Ambrico Kiln: Fire Chambers

Ambrico Kiln: Fire Chambers

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