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Whittle Quarry Limekiln (Newton-on-the-Moor and Swarland)

Two lime kilns stand at this site. They are in poor condition and probably belong to the early 19th century. Limestone was burnt in these kilns to make lime, which was used to make cement or improve soil quality. They are Grade II Listed Buildings protected by law.

Reference number:N4266
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Legal status:Listed Building

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Source of Reference
Local History of Newton-on-the-Moor and Swarland

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