James Hicks Pty Ltd. Pottery (kiln, early clay sheds, office) is significant to the Cardinia Shire as one of the Shire's two early terra-cotta manufacturing complexes which still retains notable early elements and highlights the development of extractive and secondary industries in the district. This pottery is an important district industrial site with remaining brick kilns and other structures associated with brick-making, pipe-making and pottery production from the post-First World War era. The site is also linked with the locally important family, Hicks.
JAMES HICKS PTY LTD POTTERY - Physical Description 1
This complex consists of corrugated-iron clad gabled clay sheds of varying ages, with two brick strapped chimneys, and an early converted tunnel kiln (now a showroom). The red-painted gabled shed housing the kiln appears to date from the 1920s but the kiln may be older. A gabled office on the east of the complex has a Marseilles pattern terra-cotta tiled roof, weatherboard and fibrous cement sheet wall cladding and appears to be of the 1920s or early 1930s.