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Christon Bank Quarry lime kiln (Embleton)

Christon Bank Quarry lime kiln.
Christon Bank Quarry lime kiln.

A bank of 19th century lime kilns stand as a reminder of the former commercial limeworks at Christon Bank. The earliest part of the site probably dates to the early 19th century with a second kiln added later that century. The two kilns are made of brick. The first edition Ordnance Survey map of 1865 shows a limeworks on the site and the remains of a quarry lie to the north and is now flooded and planted with trees. This is a Grade II Listed Building protected by law.

Reference number:N5855
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Legal status:Listed Building

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Source of Reference
Local History of Embleton

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