List number: 1042944
List grade: 2
Keys to the Past HER: N7090
Grid ref: NY8455146597

Thorngreen Lime Kilns, Allenheads


The Thorngreen Lime Kilns are located on the side of Slag Hill above Middlehope Burn, just north west of Allenheads in Northumberland. The lime kilns were worked until the mid 20th century and in the past a short length of tramway connected the kilns to Thorn Green Quarry to the north.[1] In 2010 Natural England undertook work to help preserve the kilns.[2] They are some of the largest and best preserved lime kilns in the region, and are Grade II listed.

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Slag Hill Lime Kiln above Middlehope Burn

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Slag Hill Lime Kiln

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The twin arches of the Slag Hill Lime Kiln

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Arch of the Slag Hill Lime Kiln

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Allenheads Slag Hill Lime Kiln

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Allenheads [0002-220]

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Allenheads June 1981 [0002-036]

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Allenheads November 1981 [0002-034]

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LIMEKILNS 100 METRES WEST OF WAINFORD BRIDGE - List Entry
- "Limekilns, C19. Squared stone and brick, built into valley side. Front with 2 segmental-headed drawing arches, each containing 2 square eyes, divided by a semicircular pier. Stone band below brick ...

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Thorngreen lime kiln (Allendale)
- "A large bank of 20th century lime kilns are built into the hillside and were probably worked until at least the mid-20th century. There are two oval, brick-lined pots within ...

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Northumberland Victorian lime kilns saved by 'socks'
- "The use of "socks" that are made from a mesh fabric have been the key to help preserve some historic lime kilns. Natural England is currently working to consolidate the ...

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Lime Kilns
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Lime Kilns
- Lime (calcium oxide) is used in mortars and as a stabilizer in building and as a fertiliser for farming. Lime Kilns were used to heat limestone (and occasionally chalk or ...

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