Keys to the Past

Budle lime kiln (Bamburgh)

Lime kiln at Budle Bay
Lime kiln at Budle Bay

This lime kiln is in poor condition, and has partly collapsed. Limestone was burnt in lime kilns to create lime, which was used to improve the quality of soil or make cement..

Reference number:N5093
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Event(s):FIELD OBSERVATION, Northumberland Coastal Survey 1992; GUARD
PHOTOGRAPHIC SURVEY, Northumberland Coastal Survey 1992; GUARD
FIELD OBSERVATION, Lime Kilns in the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) 2010; The Archaeological Practice Ltd

See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Bamburgh

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