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Lime kilns at Littlemill West Quarry (Longhoughton)

Late 18th century lime kiln at Littlemill West Quarry, Longhoughton.
Late 18th century lime kiln at Littlemill West Quarry, Longhoughton.

19th century lime kiln at Littlemill West Quarry, Longhoughton.
19th century lime kiln at Littlemill West Quarry, Longhoughton.

A lime kiln was built at Littlemill West Quarry in the 18th century. In the 19th century, another lime kiln was built at the quarry. It is one of the biggest ever built in Britain. This lime kiln supplied lime for export via the Morpeth to Tweedmouth railway, which was built in the 19th century, and runs alongside the quarry. The lime kilns can be seen today. They are Grade II* and Grade II Listed Buildings protected by law.

Reference number:N5640
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Legal status:Listed Building

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Source of Reference
Local History of Longhoughton


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