Bantling Castle lime kilns, East Castle (Annfield Plain)
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.
|Historical period:||Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)|
|Event(s):||Building Survey at Bantling Castle Lime Kilns 2002; North Pennines Heritage Trust|
To find out more about a particular site, please click the Identify button (i) on the toolbar, then click the site on the map.
The Historic maps option is only available when the map scale is between 2500 and 10000.
Source of Reference
Local History of Annfield Plain
Please note that this information has been compiled from a number of different sources. Durham County Council and Northumberland County Council can accept no responsibility for any inaccuracy contained therein. If you wish to use/copy any of the images, please ensure that you read the Copyright information provided.