Lime Kilns, Marsden


Marsden Lime Kilns are located off the Coast Road near Marsden Quarry in South Shields. The massive battery of 15 lime kilns were built in the c.1870s in association with Marsden Quarry and Whitburn Colliery. Limestone from the quarry and coal from the colliery were fed into the top of the kilns and heated to produce lime for use in agriculture and in the steel & chemical industries. The lime was loaded onto railway wagons (known as the “Marsden Rattler”) and transported to the docks at South Shields. In 2016 major conservation work began to preserve the kilns; a joint initiative of Historic England and the Owen Pugh Group (owners of Marsden Quarry).[1] The kilns are a Scheduled Monument.

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Lime kilns, Marsden

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Old limekilns

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Limekilns, Marsden

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Lime kilns, Marsden

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Lime kilns, Marsden

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Tyne and Wear HER(1002): Marsden Lime Kilns
- "A large nineteenth century range of industrial kilns, basically of two types. Seven complete and one semi-complete kilns are housed within a massive stone battery, having a total of 15 ...

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Work starts to save at-risk lime kilns
- Shields Gazette 1st March 2016. "A £450,000 repair project will begin this week to save a rare South Tyneside industrial landmark for future generations...."

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Whitburn Colliery (1879-1968)
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Whitburn Colliery (1879-1968)
- Overview About Whitburn Colliery   Whitburn Colliery was a coal mine located about three miles south of South Shields, North East England, located on the North Sea coast. Background Marsden ...
South Shields, Marsden & Whitburn Colliery Railway
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South Shields, Marsden & Whitburn Colliery Railway
- Overview About the Railway South Shields, Marsden, and Whitburn Colliery Railway opened 1st May 1879[1] The South Shields, Marsden, and Whitburn Colliery Railway was a Whitburn Coal Company built twin ...

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