In the geological context, clay and coal are often found together.
Locally, these resources are found north and east of the Hebble.
From the 1750s onward, there were several potteries – producing ornamental and domestic pottery – on the hills across the district.
The types of pottery produced local were described as black-ware, fine-ware, and white-ware.
Some potteries – such as Howcans – were nationally known
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