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The Bottle Kilns of Stoke on Trent
Experts calculate that in the heyday of the pottery industry in Stoke-on-Trent there were up to 4,000 bottle kilns with as many as 2,000 still standing in the 1950's.
The Clean Air Act sounded the death-knell for the smoky, coal fired oven as the factories turned to gas and electricity.
There are 47 still standing they all are listed buildings - some are in good condition, having been restored, some are in very poor condition.