Lime kilns at Littlemill West Quarry (Longhoughton)

  • Description

    19th century lime kiln at Littlemill West Quarry, Longhoughton. One of the biggest ever built in Britain. Supplied lime for export via the Morpeth to Tweedmouth railway, which runs alongside the quarry." > English Heritage:" > Roughly-coursed large squared rubble with cut quoins and dressings; brick voussoirs to transverse passage arches, eyes and lining of pots. Plan: massive rectangular structure c.30 metres x 18 metres with charging ramp to south; the eyes of the eight integral kilns all open onto a central north-south passage; additional airflow from three smaller transverse passages. External walls slightly battered. North end shows tall central pointed arch with alternating jambs; side walls each show three smaller round arches, that to north the smallest. Overall height c.18 metres. At south end sloped-down retaining walls to end of charging ramp. On top four pairs of pots, elliptical on plan. Interior: Central passage has ashlar pointed vault; on each side 4 segmental- headed drawing arches, with projecting sills, and twin segmental-headed eyes with a pilaster between. At south end of passage a shaft to the surface, now capped. The 3 transverse passages have straight joints in their side walls showing that the kiln has been widened.
  • Owner

    Pete Reed
  • Source

    Flickr (Flickr)
  • License

    What does this mean? Attribution-NonCommercial License
  • Further information

    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Pat Thomson
    Last modified: 7 years, 2 months ago
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