Keys to the Past

Rock Mill II lime kiln (Rennington)

Rock lime kiln.
Photo by Harry Rowland.
Rock lime kiln. Photo by Harry Rowland.

These are the remains of a 19th century lime kiln. Limestone was burnt in kilns such as this to make lime, which was used to make cement or improve soil quality.

Reference number:N5058
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Rennington

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