Dove Nest Lime Kiln, Cumbria
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flipflopnick
N 54° 24.850 W 002° 57.202
30U E 503026 N 6029604
Quick Description: On the side of the main A591 road through the centre of the Lake District, is this old lime kiln. Restored by the Lake District National Park Authority in 1996.
Location: North West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 1/23/2008 3:38:43 PM
Waymark Code: WM315E
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Crystal Sound
Views: 25

Long Description:
Most people are too busy getting through the corners on this narrow piece of road, squeezed between the kiln and the lake.
The sign says
DOVE NEST LIME KILN
THIS 18TH CENTURY LIME KILN
ONE OF AT LEAST TEN ON
A NARROW BAND OF CONISTON
LIMESTONE TRAVERSING CENTRAL
LAKELAND, WAS BUILT BY LOCAL
FARMERS TO BURN LIME, FOR
IMPROVING ACID SOILS AND
MAKING MORTAR AND LIMEWASH."

In really good condition, if overgrown. There is a ramp at one side leading to the hopper on top.

Parking.
Room for one car at foot of ramp, or park at Waterhead and walk through field past nearby geocache.

Links
Streetmap (visit link)
Type of Oven / Kiln: Lime / Limestone

Status: Inactive

Operating Dates: unknown

Additional Coordinate: Not Listed

Additional Coordinate Description: Not listed

Website: Not listed

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