tile; kiln floor

Floor tile from a corn-drying kiln at New Mill, Avonbridge. Collected during a field survey of the recently demolished meal mill dating from the 18th century or earlier.
The tile made up part of the floor of the grain drying kiln within the mill building. The tile exhibits a fairly regular pattern of vent-holes (grouped in fours) which allowed the passage of hot air. The vent holes are cone-shaped to allow maximum passage of air while preventing drying grain from falling through.
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Measurement type, part and reading
Dimensions:0 - Whole:L 27.5cm (L 10 13/16")
Dimensions:0 - Whole:W 25cm (W 9 13/16")
Dimensions:0 - Whole:D 3.2cm (D 1 1/4")
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