Keys to the Past

Hemmel Rigg lime kiln (Simonburn)

These are the remains of a late 18th or early 19th century lime kiln. Limestone was burnt in kilns like this to make lime, which was used to make cement or improve soil quality. It is a Grade II Listed Building protected by law.

Reference number:N7853
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Legal status:Listed Building
Event(s):AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY, Hadrian's Wall Landscape from Chesters to Greenhead 1999; T GATES



See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Simonburn


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