The Red House Cone is 90ft high and has a diameter of 60ft it was used by the Stuart Crystal firm until 1936 and is the best preserved of only four in the UK.
A glass manufacturer bought a one acre site in June 1788 and it is believed construction began straight away dating the cone to around 1760. A moving lehr (temperature controlled kiln) was installed which remains there today and is the only surviving one in the world.
Also on the site are various studios where independent artists create and sell their arts and crafts.
After an interesting tour we headed back to LJ for a sausage sandwich before setting off, and breaking news - just as the sausages had finished cooking our first gas bottle ran out. So that's around four months since it was installed - not bad going at all.
We set off down the remaining four locks of the Stourbridge flight and enjoyed some lovely Spring weather along to the four Stourton locks.
We were soon at the junction with the Staffordshire and Worcester Canal and did a left turn down towards Stourport and down Stewponey lock.
|Last of Stourton Locks, we're turning left onto the Staffordshire and Worcester Canal|
|I love these decorative run off weirs at the locks|
|Horse Tunnel under the bridge|
|The Toll House at Stewponey Lock|
|Moored up at Kinver just below Kinver Lock|
Total 56.5 miles and 76 locks