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Bantling Castle lime kilns, East Castle (Annfield Plain)

Bantling Castle Lime Kilns
Bantling Castle Lime Kilns

This is the site of a series of impressive lime kilns. They were built for the Stanhope and Tyne Railroad Company in 1835. The coal and limestone was fed from the top, where a series of small tramways brought stone from where it was offloaded from the railway. The lime made in these kilns was mainly used to improve soil quality.

Reference number:D765
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Event(s):Building Survey at Bantling Castle Lime Kilns 2002; North Pennines Heritage Trust

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Source of Reference
Local History of Annfield Plain


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