Dell Point lime kiln

Dell Point lime kiln (81865)



A group of four 'draw kilns' is depicted on the south-east side of Dell Point on a map of 1759. The map shows the estate of Thomas Wood, the landowner and entrepreneur who developed Beadnell's quarrying, lime-burning and other industries in the 18th century (Northumberland HER, PRN N24080). Site is now formed by a stone-built structure eroding out of the cliff face, thought to represent the remains of one of the limekilns.

Post-Medieval (1540 - 1901)
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Feature Types
Monument Type - Broad
Industrial site
Monument Type - Narrow
Monument Description
Evidence Type - Broad
Evidence Type - Narrow
Evidence Description
Man-made, roofless edifice or construction visible as substantial aboveground remains retaining evidence of architecture and materials, but which has been substantially destroyed.
Object Type - Broad
Object Type - Narrow
Object Description
Height OD (m)
How accessible is the feature?
Accessible on foot (no footpath)
Accessibility comments

Access to the site is across the foreshore, caution needs to be observed. Site is located on edge of cliff, which may be unstable.

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NRHE Number
HER Event Number
PRN N24080
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Survey Information
Date of survey
10th February, 2016
Feature located?
State of the tide
Proximity to coast edge
Coast edge
Coastal processes
Active sea erosion
Is there a coastal defence?
Other threats?
Vegetation growth
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How visible are the remains? ABOVE GROUND
Limited visibility (partial remains)
How visible are the remains in the face of the cliff, ridge or dune? IN SECTION
Clearly visible in section
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Limekiln is section by ASherman