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Demolition of important sites.
As a non-archaeologist, I was amazed to discover that there is no apparent legislation for councils to report, to appropriate bodies, the demolition of sites of potential interest.
We discovered, by chance, that our local Hoffmann kiln in Armadale was being demolished, along with a sister one at Carluke. As far as I know, these were the last two working Hoffmann brick kilns in Scotland and possibly the UK.

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Kite aerial photograph of Etna Brickworks, Armadale, West Lothian, Scotland.

Paperwork going back to Victorian times, along with photographs, had been left behind in a building which had been trashed, and was ready for demolition. Most of the filing cabinets and archives were intact and unlocked.

Is this normal throughout the UK?

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Demolition of important sites. - by John Wells - 16th February 2012, 02:34 AM

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