High Ground Lime Kiln, Dent, Cumbria
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flipflopnick
N 54° 16.366 W 002° 27.569
30U E 535198 N 6014005
Quick Description: Flintergill Outrake Nature Trail leads you up this steep track past this restored lime kiln (2006). The nearby farmstead has been restored also, with agricultural equipment from bygone age. Interpretative board provides explanation.
Location: North West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 3/12/2008 8:54:40 AM
Waymark Code: WM3C1V
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Crystal Sound
Views: 19

Long Description:
A fine example of a lime kiln with ramp to load raw materials in to hopper on top. Nearby limestone outcrop providing necessary rock for construction and raw materials. The coal was mined in the valley. The coal was of poor quality and mainly locally, until the railway came and better quality coal was used. Hopper bowl was lined with sandstone.

Interpretative sign in fire hole, and grate across hopper to stop people falling through hole.

Links
Lime kilns explianed (visit link)
Walk past kiln (visit link)
Type of Oven / Kiln: Lime / Limestone

Status: Historical Site

Operating Dates: 1750 - 1850

Additional Coordinate: N 54° 16.345 W 002° 27.581

Additional Coordinate Description:
Above additional coords are the quarry beside the stream. Only 20 metres away.


Website: [Web Link]

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