Information for record number MWA5663:
Imperial Clay Tobacco Pipe Factory

Summary The site of a clay tobacco pipe factory which was in use during the Imperial period. The factory had kilns. It stood on Market Street, Warwick.
What Is It?  
Type: Clay Tobacco Pipe Factory, Kiln, Clay Pipe Kiln
Period: Imperial - Industrial (1751 AD - 1913 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Warwick
District: Warwick, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 28 64
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record
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Source Number  

1 1967: Also found were large numbers of wasters in the clay pipe factory that occupied the site in the 19th century.
2 There were kilns on Market St (east side; towards the north end). They were excavated by Farr and Taylor in the late 1960's. The same site also housed a 19th century clay pipe kiln (marked on the 1851 Board of Health Map).

Source No: 2
Source Type: Bibliographic reference
Title: Warwick Development Control Maps
Author/originator: Cracknell S
Date: 1995
Page Number: 7
Source No: 1
Source Type: Evaluation Report
Title: Excavations in Warwick 1967
Author/originator: Farr M , and Steven Taylor
Date: 1967
Page Number:
A 19th century clay pipe waster from a clay tobacco pipe factory in Warwick
Copyright: Warwickshire County Council
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technique excavation Archaeologists excavate sites so that they can find information and recover archaeological materials before they are destroyed by erosion, construction or changes in land-use.

Depending on how complicated and widespread the archaeological deposits are, excavation can be done by hand or with heavy machinery. Archaeologists may excavate a site in a number of ways; either by open area excavation, by digging a test pit or a trial trench.
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period Imperial 1751 AD to 1914 AD (end of the 18th century AD to the beginning of the 20th century AD)

This period comes after the Post Medieval period and before the modern period and starts with beginning of the Industrial Revolution in 1750. It includes the second part of the Hannoverian period (1714 – 1836) and the Victorian period (1837 – 1901). The Imperial period ends with the start of the First World War in 1914.
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monument SITE * Unclassifiable site with minimal information. Specify site type wherever possible. back
monument KILN * A furnace or oven for burning, baking or drying. Use specific type where known. back
monument MARKET * An open space or covered building in which cattle, goods, etc, are displayed for sale. back
monument CLAY TOBACCO PIPE FACTORY * A factory where tobacco pipes made of clay are manufactured. back
monument INDUSTRIAL * This is the top term for the class. See INDUSTRIAL Class List for narrow terms. back
monument CLAY PIPE KILN * For the production of clay tobacco pipes. back
monument FACTORY * A building or complex, housing powered machinery and employing a large workforce for manufacturing purposes. Use specific monument type where known. back

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