Carrs Tilery, Margrove Park

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Carrs Tilery operated from 1867 until 1879, they produced land drains, pipes, tiles and bricks used by the Skelton Estate and the local ironstone mines. Its also believe they produced the bricks for the houses at Margrove Park.

The remains of two kilns are visible, one just consists of a few remains of walls.

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A second is much more complete and heaps of tiles can also be found in the undergrowth.

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The rest of the site is private property, although a chimney can be seen above the trees and a building beside the adjacent railway line remains.

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3 thoughts on “Carrs Tilery, Margrove Park

  1. I walked down the disused railway line between Slapewath and Boosbeck several years ago and remember noticing the remains as noted above.

    Thanks for clearing up that mystery!

  2. My Grandmother, Fanny Waller, lived at No.1 Wharton Cottages, Margrove Park. As a child, I visited every summer during the mid fifties, early sixties. Two of her brothers, one married, lived at Carrs Tilery and farmed the fields and margins of the pond. The latter presumably the result of removing clay for the bricks and tiles. We called it the “Brickyard”.

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