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Potash Kiln

A Grade II Listed Building in Colton, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.3118 / 54°18'42"N

Longitude: -2.9862 / 2°59'10"W

OS Eastings: 335932

OS Northings: 491141

OS Grid: SD359911

Mapcode National: GBR 7LLL.83

Mapcode Global: WH82S.3W7C

Plus Code: 9C6V8267+PG

Entry Name: Potash Kiln

Listing Date: 23 July 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1225182

English Heritage Legacy ID: 421447

Location: Colton, South Lakeland, Cumbria, LA12

County: Cumbria

Civil Parish: Colton

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Rusland St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Potash Kiln


Potash kiln. Kiln recorded at this site in C16 and not later than c.1800.
Stone rubble. Round structure built into slope of ground. Entrance to tunnel
with roof sloping down to inside. Top overgrown and partly collapsed. A rare
example of an early industrial structure, sometimes confused with limekilns.
The potash industry collapsed c.1800.

Listing NGR: SD3593291141

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