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The Red House Cone is a major landmark in Stourbridge, being the only surviving glass cone of the many that were built in the area during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.  It is the most remarkable feature of the Stuart Crystal Glassworks, which has the most complete range of early glass-making structures anywhere in the world.

Following the closure of the glass-making operation, Woodhall was commissioned to prepare a Conservation Plan for the site.  The significance of the Red House Cone was already recognised but investigations confirmed the survival of the below-ground remains of another late eighteenth century cone and substantial sections of an early twentieth century furnace, together with associated tunnels and other structures.  In addition, a late nineteenth century mill complex, that had been absorbed into the glassworks, was identified as being largely intact.

 

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