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Hesley Well Farm lime kiln (West Allen)

Side view of lime kiln 'B' at Hesley Well Farm. Photo by Lancaster University Archaeological Unit.
Side view of lime kiln 'B' at Hesley Well Farm. Photo by Lancaster University Archaeological Unit.

Partially collapsed lime kiln 'B' at Hesley Well Farm. Photo by Lancaster University Archaeological Unit.
Partially collapsed lime kiln 'B' at Hesley Well Farm. Photo by Lancaster University Archaeological Unit.

This lime kiln stands just above the north-east corner of a small wood. It is a small field kiln of rough drystone construction. It is overgrown and partly filled in. Limestone was burnt in kilns such as this to make lime, which was used to make cement or improve soil quality.

Reference number:N6328
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)

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Source of Reference
Local History of West Allen


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