Keys to the Past

Ryal lime kiln (Matfen)

Ryal lime kiln.
Photo by Harry Rowland.
Ryal lime kiln. Photo by Harry Rowland.

This lime kiln was built in the early 19th century. Limestone was burnt in such kilns to make lime. The lime was used to make cement or improve soil quality. This is a Grade II Listed Building protected by law.

Reference number:N10314
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)

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See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Matfen


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