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Buckley Potteries Walk leaflet: referring to number 1"

Brunswick Road, Buckley


Many details have changed in Buckley's landscape since this leaflet was published

see 17.56 for the cover, 17.57 for the map and 17.59 - 17.67 for the rest of the illustrations and numbered text


1.Our trail begins at the Buckley Labour Exchange (2004 - Davies' Funeral Directors) in Brunswick Road, a small two-storey building, once the offices of Hancock's Pottery . The kilns of this pottery, already working in 1815, lie under the Roman Catholic Church (2004 -Buckley Christian Centre) and the adjacent houses. Outbuildings to the rear and across the back lane formed part of the original pottery complex.

Passing down Daisy Hill, the brick terrace on the left, 'Knowl Hill View' stands over part of the waste heap. In 1974 excavation in advance of road building produced large quantities of earthenware, stoneware, kiln furniture and industrial pottery.

An Iron railway, possibly the third oldest in Wales, and called 'Sandycroft Tramway', started near this point.




Author: Buckley Clay Industries Committee


Year = 1976

Building = Industrial

Document = Map

Landscape = Urban

Extra = 1970s

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