Keys to the Past

Lime kilns (Chilton)

These limekilns were built in the mid 19th century, as part of Chilton Limeworks. Limestone was burnt in limekilns to make lime which was used to improve soil quality or to make cement.

Reference number:D2971

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Source of Reference
Local History of Chilton

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