Broad Oak Lime Kiln, Witherslack, Cumbria
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flipflopnick
N 54° 17.911 W 002° 52.168
30U E 508495 N 6016743
Quick Description: Broad Oak lime kiln is beside the road near the hamlet of Broad Oak, on the north west end of Whitbarrow Scar, in Cumbria.
Location: North West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 8/25/2010 2:22:43 AM
Waymark Code: WM9J0Q
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
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Long Description:
Whitbarrow Scar is a limestone ridge, aligned roughly north to south. There are several lime kilns around the periphery as coppicing woodland, for potash, and limestone are both readily available. The kiln is built into a slope, with a ramp to load material in to the top hopper, lined with fire bricks and made from faced limestone. Broad Oak kiln has the charge hole fenced off, with a stile, suggesting that LDNPA rebuilt and take care of this kiln.
Production would have stopped when transport became easier, when the railways (1850) came and when the turnpike crossed the bottom of the valley in 1830.

Parking for cars at the kiln.

Links
Visit Cumbria Mention

/archaeologylimekilns.htm"> LDNPA how to make lime and where to see well preserved kilns
LDNPA have a walk passing this kiln
Streetmap
OSGB SD435895
Nearest Postcode LA8 8JL

Type of Oven / Kiln: Lime / Limestone

Status: Inactive

Operating Dates: 1750-1840

Additional Coordinate Description:
There is parking at the kiln.


Additional Coordinate: Not Listed

Website: Not listed

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