Limekiln complex

Limekiln complex (80935)

Easting
423741
Northing
628581

Description

Limekiln complex east of the harbour, Beadnell, Seahouses|Three post medieval lime kilns are visible as structures on air photographs. The features are still extant on the latest 1999 Ordnance Survey vertical photography. Well-preserved group of three circular lime kilns located at the north end of Beadnell Bay. They consist of one original central kiln of 1798 with two later additions. Built of random coursed sandstone masonry with limited coursing, standing over 9m high. they are divided at ground level by tunnel-vaulted passages, and have a single circular pot each. Two kilns have three segmental draw arches whilst the North-West kiln has an additional arch. Other features include a harbour to the South-West for the export of lime by sea to Scottish markets, and the remains of a charging ramp to the rear. The quarry supplying the kiln is 700m to the North.


Periods
Period
Post-Medieval (1540 - 1901)
Period comments

Late 18th C

Specific Date Range
The earliest date of the feature, as a year, if known
1767
The latest date of the feature, as a year, if known
1800
Feature Types
Monument Type - Broad
LIME KILN
Monument Type - Narrow
Monument Description
Evidence Type - Broad
Evidence Type - Narrow
Evidence Description
Object Type - Broad
Object Type - Narrow
Object Description
Other:
Height OD (m)
0.00
How accessible is the feature?
Accessibility comments

Other records:

NRHE Number
1465621
NT HBSMR Number
MNA178774
HER Event Number
Unknown
External Link
None

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