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 oyster shells) to temperatures above 900°C to produce lime. Lime has been produced in Britain since at least Roman times.[1] With the greater availability of coal, hundreds of stone limekilns were built around the UK in the early and mid 19th century. However, during the late 19th and early 20th century local small-scale kilns became increasingly unprofitable and disused as new railway networks brought cheaper lime from larger-scale producers.

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Bantling lime kilns

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Fourstones Lime Kilns

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Lime kilns, Low Alwinton

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Lime Kilns

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Inside The Lime Kilns

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Lime kilns at Littlemill West Quarry (Longhoughton)

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Lime kilns at Littlemill West Quarry (Longhoughton)

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Limekilns near Adderstone Mains

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Slag Hill Lime Kiln

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Arch of the Slag Hill Lime Kiln

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Lime Kiln, near Carrshield
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Lime Kiln, near Carrshield
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Spindlestone Lime Kilns

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Close-up view of lime kilns

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Pre-industrial Lime Kilns
- Introductions to Heritage Assets: Pre-industrial Lime Kilns, Historic England, 2011. (PDF)

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Limekilns, Littlemill
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Limekilns, Littlemill
- There are 2 large limekilns at Littlemill West Quarry, just over a mile north west of Longhoughton in Northumberland. One is 18th century, the other 19th century. The 18th century ...
Limekilns, Low Alwinton
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Limekilns, Low Alwinton
Limekilns, Adderstone Mains
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Limekilns, Adderstone Mains
- Early 19th century Limekilns, west of Adderstone Mains.  Built of sandstone the limekiln has 3 large arched openings. It is a Grade II listed structure.
Limekiln, Harlaw Hill
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Limekiln, Harlaw Hill
- 18th century limekiln located at Harlaw Hill, just west of Longhoughton in Nothumberland. The kiln is Grade II listed.
Lime Kilns, Spindlestone
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Lime Kilns, Spindlestone
- Overview Map These well-preserved lime kilns are located in a field between Spindlestone and Spindlestone Heughs, about half a mile south east of Waren Mill in Northumberland.
Lime Kilns, Lindisfarne
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Lime Kilns, Lindisfarne
- Overview Map Street View The lime kilns at Castle Point on Lindisfarne are amongst the largest and best preserved lime kilns in Northumberland. They have a complex layout compared to ...
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Lindisfarne Castle - Lime Kilns

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Lime Kilns, Marsden
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Lime Kilns, Marsden
- Overview Map Street View 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 ...
Crinkledikes Lime Kiln
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Crinkledikes Lime Kiln
Lime Kilns, Beadnell
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Lime Kilns, Beadnell
- Overview Map Street View To the east of Beadnell harbour are 3 lime kilns, the earliest of which was built in 1789. Limestone was burnt in lime kilns to make ...
Lime Kilns, Seahouses
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Lime Kilns, Seahouses
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Lime Kilns, Ferryhill Station
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Lime Kilns, Ferryhill Station
Lime Kilns, nr Frosterlry
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Lime Kilns, nr Frosterlry
Lime Kilns, Bollihope Quarry
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Lime Kilns, Bollihope Quarry
Lime Kiln, nr Moor Cottage, Haltwhistle
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Lime Kiln, nr Moor Cottage, Haltwhistle
Lime kiln, nr Haltwhistle Burn
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Lime kiln, nr Haltwhistle Burn
Lime Kilns, Fulwell
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Lime Kilns, Fulwell
- Overview Map Street View 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 ...
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Abandoned limekiln

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Tosson Lime Kiln

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Gunnerton Nick Lime Kiln
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Gunnerton Nick Lime Kiln
Lime Kiln by Gunnerton Burn
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Lime Kiln by Gunnerton Burn
- Lime Kiln by Gunnerton Burn, to the north of Gunnerton, Northumberland.
Lime Kilns, Greenchesters
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Lime Kilns, Greenchesters
- Overview Map These early-mid 19th century lime kilns are located near Greenchesters Farm, about a mile north-west of Otterburn. The kilns are Grade II listed.
Lime Kiln, west of Ayle
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Lime Kiln, west of Ayle
High Hartington Lime Kilns
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High Hartington Lime Kilns
Limekiln, Low Hesleyhurst
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Limekiln, Low Hesleyhurst
- There is an old limekiln a short distance south-west of Low Hesleyhurst / Embleton Terrace.
Lime kilns, near Walwick
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Lime kilns, near Walwick
Limekiln, Colwell Village
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Limekiln, Colwell Village
Lime Kiln, Kiln Point, Budle
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Lime Kiln, Kiln Point, Budle
Lime Kiln, Ouston, West Allen Dale
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Lime Kiln, Ouston, West Allen Dale
Lime Kiln, west of Whitfield
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Lime Kiln, west of Whitfield
- There is a well preserved 19th century lime kiln to the west of Whitfield in Northumberland. It is in an isolated location below Dykerow Fell and on the east bank of ...

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