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Great Britain Shoreham Cement, December 2018

KPUrban_

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Shoreham Cement Works.


Image from the CementKilns website

The works them selves are dug within the chalk pits which the raw materials for the cement was mined from with the production of cement beginning in 1883. The works are in the ideal spot for producing cement as they had river access and later railway access, allowing for the production of over 140 tonnes of cement. 
In the early 1900's the works had expanded and in the 1940's, they were the first to receive the new Vicker's Rotary Cement Kilns which still stand. As well as the kilns chalk washing mills,clicker stores and Storage Silos were also installed after the second world war.

From then up until the 1990's the plant was throwing out over 500tonnes of cement on average. Along this time a number of improvements had been made to effect production. Unfortunately, in 1991, the works shut due to the technical limitations of the plant which made it inferior to the new facilities. The works also contributed health hazards due to the dust and pollution.

Today, the works stand dormant. The land around is used for vehicle storage and repair, as we also found out on the explore. The site is listed and has plans to be come some sort of "Eco-Village" although the plans are not approved as part of the South Downs project.

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From many websites, re-written in my own spelling errors and grammatical abominations.

The Photos, mostly consisting of Kilns.

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hamtagger

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Nice one, still looks like a decent wander :)  

 

AndyK!

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Still a good explore. Liking the perspective view down the pipes

 

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One of my first explores, so much nostalgia. Fantastic photos! Thanks for sharing. :)  

 

Andrew32

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Always wanted to go here but always here of security being an absolute arse here, still looks worth it
 
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