Keys to the Past

Cock Play (Matfen)

These are the remains of a 19th century lime kiln. They are in very poor condition. Limestone was built in kilns such as this to make lime. Lime was used to make cement or improve soil quality.

Reference number:N10195
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)



See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Matfen


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