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God's Bridge Quarry & Kiln (3), Stainmore Forest, Bowes Moor, Teesdale (Bowes Moor)

God's Bridge Quarry Limekiln from the north-east.  1995
God's Bridge Quarry Limekiln from the north-east. 1995

This quarry and limekiln stand on the south bank of the River Greta. Limestone from the quarry was burnt in this limekiln to make lime. This was used to improve soil quality and as an ingredient of cement.

Reference number:D2997
Historical period: Georgian (1714 to 1830)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Bowes Moor

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