Dyson Ceramics at Stannington
Founded by John Dyson who began mining clay and making bricks in the early 1800s and from its inception the business prospered. The 1834 Sheffield trade directory lists – “John Dyson – Brick Maker, Stannington” which indicates that he ran the business on his own. However, by 1838 the business was listed as “John Dyson and Son – Black clay miners and firebrick manufacturers, Griffs House, Stannington. The son referred to was John his eldest son
Dyson Refractories Ltd
Dyson’s were later manufacturers of refractory material, ceramics for the steel industry, they also produce fire backs and other household ceramic bricks for the likes of Aga’s.
Dysons manufacturing process relied heavily on gas fired kilns. With increased in energy costs the plants was no longer economically viable, despite the very best efforts of the management and staff alike the site closed around 2005.