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Search Aspect ( Leeds Fireclay Company )
Location - Leeds & District

Boyles' Quarry to Burmantofts Works. (Burmantofts) (4 comments)
Black & White imageUndated. View of the quarry belonging to brick manufacturer's J & C Boyle of St. Stephen's Road. Beyond are the chimneys of Burmantofts Works, The Leeds Fireclay Co. Ltd, producers of glazed clay known as Burmantofts Faience and terra-ctta from the late 1870s. The brickworks closed in 1957. Photograph courtesy of Terry Cryer.
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Briggate, nos. 50-51 (City Centre) (1 comment)
Colour image29th May 2000. View shows the upper floors of nos. 50-51 Briggate, a Grade II listed building formerly occupied by Thornton & Co. Ltd., india rubber manufacturers. Dating from c1918, the building is noted for its 'Burmantofts Marmo' (imitation marble) facade by the Leeds Fireclay Co. At the time of the photo the ground floor was occupied by The Works bookshop (no. 50, left) and Northern Rock bank (no. 51, right).
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Burmantofts' Works from Boyles' Quarry (Burmantofts) (1 comment)
Black & White imageUndated. View of Burmantofts' Works, premises of the Leeds Fireclay Company Ltd. This is pre-dates 1957 when the works closed as the chimneys are smoking. The company was famous in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century for the production of glazed clay known as Burmantofts Faience and terra-cotta. It was located on Torre Road. Also seen is the demolition underway of red brick terraced streets in the vicinity. The area was re-developed as the Ebor Gardens Housing Estate. Photograph courtesy of Terry Cryer.
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Farnley Iron Company (Fireclay Works) Ltd. (Farnley)
Black & White image1966. View of the Farnley Iron Company (Fireclay Works) Ltd. taken from Whitehall Road, the nearest the photographer could get to the site of the kilns. The Leeds Fireclay company manufactured glazed bricks and fireclay goods and had various mines around Gelderd Road. An electric narrow gauge railway line transported clay from a mine near the old cattle market in Gelderd Road up across the Whitehall Road railway bridge to Wortley. Photograph and information supplied by Mr. I.C. Dodsworth.
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Freehold Street with views to Burmantofts Works across Torre Road. (Burmantofts) (4 comments)
Black & White imageUndated. Image shows Freehold Street with view to Burmantofts Works of the Leeds Fireclay Co. Ltd, terra cotta manufacturers in Torre Road. The company was famous for producing glazed clay or Faience but closed in 1957. Torre Road runs from left to right behind the buildings. Much of the property on this side of Freehold Street has been demolished, except for the end block, numbers 103 to 109. Photograph courtesy of Terry Cryer.
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