Keys to the Past

Gunnerton Nick lime kiln (Chollerton)

These are the slight remains of a lime kiln. Limestone was burnt in these kilns to make lime. This was used to make cement and improve soil quality.

Reference number:N9227
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Event(s):DESK BASED ASSESSMENT, Barrasford Quarry Archaeological Assessment 1995; The Archaeological Practice

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Source of Reference
Local History of Chollerton

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