Ninebanks lime kiln (West Allen)
This lime kiln stands at the east side of a minor road and pre-dates the roadside wall next to it. It is post-medieval in date. Limestone was burnt in kilns such as this to make lime, which was used to make cement or improve soil quality.
|Historical period:||Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)|
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Source of Reference
Local History of West Allen
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