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Lime Kiln (Ordnance Survey Reference Sk988138)

A Grade II Listed Building in Pickworth, Rutland

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Latitude: 52.7131 / 52°42'47"N

Longitude: -0.5372 / 0°32'13"W

OS Eastings: 498918

OS Northings: 313831

OS Grid: SK989138

Mapcode National: GBR FTX.WJ4

Mapcode Global: WHGLP.Q2DD

Entry Name: Lime Kiln (Ordnance Survey Reference Sk988138)

Listing Date: 17 December 1990

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1078221

English Heritage Legacy ID: 355246

Location: Pickworth, Rutland, PE9

County: Rutland

Civil Parish: Pickworth

Traditional County: Rutland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Rutland

Church of England Parish: Pickworth All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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Listing Text

The following building shall be included:

(OS Ref SK988138)

Lime Kiln. Circa late C18 or early C19. Limestone rubble. Circular on plan, built
into bank, inside quarry; with semi-circular opening at front, corbelled up to large
timber lintel and with stoking hole at back of opening.

Historic note: John Clare, the poet, reputedly worked as a limeburner here in 1817.
From his earnings of 9 shillings a week he saved enough money to buy a book in which
to write his poems. But he was dismissed by his employer for wasting time

Source: Dictionary of National Biography.

Listing NGR: SK9891813831

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