Keys to the Past

Seahouses Harbour lime kilns (North Sunderland and Seahouses)

Lime kilns at Seahouses Harbour. 
Photo by Northumberland County Council.
Lime kilns at Seahouses Harbour. Photo by Northumberland County Council.

This is a well-preserved group of late 18th century lime kilns standing on Seahouses Harbour. They were used between 1795 and 1858. It is built from large sandstone blocks. The lime was loaded directly onto boats in the next door harbour and sent to ports along the east coast of Scotland. They are now used as storerooms by local fishermen. They are Grade II Listed Buildings protected by law.

Reference number:N5907
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Legal status:Conservation area
Listed Building
Event(s):PHOTOGRAPHIC SURVEY, Northumberland Coastal Survey 1992; GUARD
HERITAGE ASSESSMENT, Seahouses Limekilns condition report 2016

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See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of North Sunderland and Seahouses


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