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Category : Industrial Buildings

Yelland Power Station – North Devon

A look inside the former Yelland Power Station Visited Aug 2008 Yelland, UK (Mid demolition phase)   This was the Turbine Room which has all but since been knocked down The East Yelland Power Station was once an operational coal-fired electricity production plant located in a partially hidden area on the estuary, next to the Tarka Trail. The power station was one of only two located to the west of Hinkley Point. The power station was sanctioned in September 1949, […]

Burngullow Clay Dryers, Cornwall

A look inside the former Burngullow Clay Dryers, once home to China Clay processing in cornwall Visited Aug 2018 Cornwall, UK (Mid demolition phase)   Rail lines leading to the loading area of the clay works Once Burngullow was open, the Cornwall Railway found there was a demand for facilities to transport china clay from the St Stephens district to Par harbour. To satisfy this they opened a station at Burngullow on 1 February 1863. The construction costs were largely […]

Wenford Dries, Cornwall

A look inside the former Wenford Dries in Cornwall, closed in 2002. Visited June 2021 Wenford Dries, Cornwall (Historic Property)   linhay at Wendford Dries The Wenford Dries were built in the early part of the 20th century (probably post-1907) by the Stannon China Clay Company, to serve the china clay pit at Stannon on Bodmin Moor some 7.2km to the north east. The liquid china clay slurry was carried in a pipeline from the pit to the settling tanks […]