Keys to the Past

Newtonbarns Limekiln (Newton-by-the-Sea)

These are the ruined remains of a lime kiln. All that can be seen is a mound with thistles growing on top of it. Limestone was burnt in lime kilns such as this to make lime, which was used to make cement or improve soil quality.

Reference number:N5856
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)

To find out more about a particular site, please click the Identify button (i) on the toolbar, then click the site on the map.
The Historic maps option is only available when the map scale is between 2500 and 10000.

See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Newton-by-the-Sea

Disclaimer -

Please note that this information has been compiled from a number of different sources. Durham County Council and Northumberland County Council can accept no responsibility for any inaccuracy contained therein. If you wish to use/copy any of the images, please ensure that you read the Copyright information provided.