Keys to the Past

Whitehouse lime kiln (Nunnykirk)

Whitehouse lime kiln, Fontburn.
Photo by Harry Rowland.
Whitehouse lime kiln, Fontburn. Photo by Harry Rowland.

This is a mid-19th century lime kiln, built of stone and brick. Limestone was burnt in kilns such as this to make lime, which was used to make cement and improve soil quality. This is a Grade II Listed Building protected by law.

Reference number:N10836
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Legal status:Listed Building

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Source of Reference
Local History of Nunnykirk

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