Lime Kiln

by David Nurse May. 18, 2020 195 views

These are images of an old lime kiln.

This place took me back to when I was in school.

Our class had the chance to go on a week-long trip to this area as part of our "Rural Studies" curriculum.

As the previous years trip was not full, two of us had the chance to go a year earlier and therefore this year we were given some free time, and an ordinance survey map to look for old lime kilns in the area on our own.

There were many kins all in a poor state.

The weather was good and it was an enjoyable time. I am not sure that I learnt much, or maybe I have forgotten but I don't know much about lime kilns.

Returning to the area it was good that there was an information display board here at this site when I visited and it stated that the kiln was built in the 1900 century.

I wonder if the kiln had been restored and perhaps moved from it's original site as it must have created very high heat in operation which may have taken days to complete so it struck me that this great tree in front of the kiln looks out of place?

There evidence of the limestone quarry very close by.

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Guillermo Huerga Borrego 1 year, 1 month ago

Around here, the north of Spain, this type of constructions also abound, thanks for sharing. Greetings and take care.

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Benny Law 1 year, 1 month ago

This reminds me of an old lime kiln I visited here on a hiking trip.

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