List number: 1207110
List grade: 2
Tyne & Wear HER: 2695
Grid ref: NZ3918159577

Lime Kilns, Fulwell


There are a distinctive bank of 8 lime kilns off Newcastle Road in Fulwell, Sunderland. The kilns were built for Sir Hedworth Williamson in the 18th and 19th centuries and burnt magnesium limestone mined from the adjacent Fullwell Quarry (now landfilled).[1] Waggonways linked the kilns to docks on the River Wear. The kilns ceased operation in 1957 and are now Grade II listed.

from Geograph (geograph)
Old lime kilns, Fulwell, Sunderland

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from https://historicengland.org...
EIGHT LIME KILNS AT FULWELL QUARRY NZ 3918 5955 - List Entry
- "Lime kilns. C18 and C19. For Sir Hedworth Williamson. Coursed limestone rubble with rubble and brick dressings. 8 in all, the central 4 irregularly-spaced and roughly in one plane. 3 ...

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Simon Cotterill
from http://www.twsitelines.info...
Tyne and Wear HER(2695): Fulwell, Sir Hedworth Williamson Lime Kilns
- "Generally well-preserved, multi-phased, battery of lime kilns of random, roughly-dressed magnesium limestone masonry, which operated for about 200 years until closure in 1957. The kilns, which were formerly linked by ...

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Simon Cotterill

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