Keys to the Past

Ouston lime kiln (Plenmeller with Whitfield)

Ouston lime kiln. Photo by Lancaster University Archaeological Unit.
Ouston lime kiln. Photo by Lancaster University Archaeological Unit.

This is the site of a very well-preserved lime kiln built in the mid-19th century. It continued to be used until the mid-1940s. The remains of a small limestone quarry and a weighbridge can be seen nearby. It is a Grade II Listed Building protected by law.

Reference number:N6380
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Event(s):DESK BASED ASSESSMENT, Ouston limekiln and environs. Archaeological assessment and survey 2000; The Archaeological Practice
BUILDING SURVEY, Ouston Limekiln and environs 2000; The Archaeological Practice
TOPOGRAPHIC SURVEY, Ouston Limekiln and environs 2000; The Archaeological Practice
WATCHING BRIEF, Restoration of Ouston Lime Kiln 2002; Alan Williams Archaeology

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Source of Reference
Local History of Plenmeller with Whitfield


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