Beadnell Harbour lime kilns (Beadnell)
Three lime kilns, the earliest built in 1789, are at this site to the east of Beadnell Harbour. By 1822 the kiln had fallen out of use and was used for curing herring. Limestone was burnt in limekilns to make lime, which was used to improve the quality of soil. Lime from these kilns was sent to Scotland from the nearby harbour. They are now used by local fishermen to store lobster pots. They are Grade II Listed Buildings protected by law.
|Historical period:||Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)|
|Legal status:||Listed Building|
|Event(s):||FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1955; J H Ostridge|
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
Source of Reference
Local History of Beadnell
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