Greenside Lime Kiln - Kendal, Cumbria UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member martlakes
N 54° 19.496 W 002° 45.488
30U E 515730 N 6019701
Quick Description: A large, double kiln at the top of Greenside on the outskirts of Kendal. Scheduled for renovation in 2008.
Location: United Kingdom
Date Posted: 4/15/2008 2:35:40 PM
Waymark Code: WM3KDX
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Crystal Sound
Views: 18

Long Description:
Greenside is the road leading west, up from the Town Hall via Beast Banks. It heads over Scout Scar to Underbarrow. As it reaches the edge of Kendal it meets an exposed area of limestone. A large disused quarry is just past this kiln. The top of the kiln can be reached via a footpath which runs along the bottom of the golf course.

"The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has awarded South Lakeland District Council a grant of £132,000 towards the cost of conserving and enhancing the Greenside Limekiln in Kendal.

The Limekiln, which dates to the early 19th century and is the last surviving kiln of its type in the district was recognised as an ancient monument in 2004. The grant from HLF will cover the cost of conservation repairs, improve physical access to the site and develop ways of using the Limekiln as an educational resource. The top of the structure will be opened up to allow for views over Kendal town, and also provide explanations of how the kiln worked and why both the kiln and the Fellside Quarries were so important to the development of Kendal in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Graham Darlington, Conservation Officer at SLDC, said: “This is marvellous news for Kendal and helps to illustrate the council’s commitment to funding projects that make the historic environment accessible to its communities. It is particularly pleasing that the HLF has recognised how important the historic environment is in Kendal and that this project offers an exciting and imaginative opportunity for the involvement of local schoolchildren. Thanks to the HLF we will be able to repair the structure and open it up to public access, while helping to improve public awareness of its significance to the town.”

The council hopes to begin the preparatory and archaeological work in May or June 2008, with the main works to the structure of the kiln happening later in the year." See: (visit link)
Type of Oven / Kiln: Lime / Limestone

Status: Historical Site

Operating Dates: 19th Century

Website: [Web Link]

Additional Coordinate: Not Listed

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