Keys to the Past

Hepple Whitefield lime kiln (Hepple)

The slight fragments of a post-medieval lime kiln can be seen here. Limestone was burnt in these kilns to make lime which was used to make cement or improve soil quality.

Reference number:N9725
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Hepple


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