The crust of hard-fired clay, grindings and slag was known as crozzle. Hard, impervious and sharp-edged, it was used for topping walls. I have a couple of bits of what I think are crozzle that I dug up in the garden:
I was fortunate to be able to photograph that aspect of the cementation furnace as it currently stands on the corner of a very large demolition site.article in the Sheffield Star claims thatr the delay was pandemic related, and that 'work halted in February last year' but I recall the site being abandoned for at least a year before that. In any case, they told the Star in January that construction would restart at the end of March. I can report that it hasn't.
|Developer's 'artist's impression' taken from the Star.|
Anwyay, if it gets built it will be absolutely massive, and the last remaining cementation furnace in the country will become a garden feature.