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Latitude: 55.4504 / 55°27'1"N
Longitude: -1.6404 / 1°38'25"W
OS Eastings: 422844
OS Northings: 617450
OS Grid: NU228174
Mapcode National: GBR J5ZF.N0
Mapcode Global: WHC1D.S82H
Plus Code: 9C7WF925+5V
Entry Name: Main Limekiln to East of the Limery
Listing Date: 1 September 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1041773
English Heritage Legacy ID: 237036
Location: Longhoughton, Northumberland, NE66
Civil Parish: Longhoughton
Traditional County: Northumberland
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland
Church of England Parish: Longhoughton
Church of England Diocese: Newcastle
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Main limekiln to east of the Limery
Limekiln. Early C19, enlarged later C19. Roughly-coursed large squared
rubble with cut quoins and dressings; brick voussoirs to transverse passage
arches, eyes and lining of pots. Plan: massive rectangular structure c.30
metres x 18 metres with charging ramp to south; the eyes of the eight integral
kilns all open onto a central north-south passage; additional airflow from
three smaller transverse passages.
External walls slightly battered. North end shows tall central pointed arch
with alternating jambs; side walls each show three smaller round arches, that
to north the smallest. Overall height c.18 metres. At south end sloped-down
retaining walls to end of charging ramp. On top four pairs of pots, elliptical
Interior: Central passage has ashlar pointed vault; on each side 4 segmental-
headed drawing arches, with projecting sills, and twin segmental-headed eyes
with a pilaster between. At south end of passage a shaft to the surface, now
capped. The 3 transverse passages have straight joints in their side walls
showing that the kiln has been widened.
One of the largest C19 limekilns in the country, and generally well preserved.
Listing NGR: NU2284417450
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