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Latitude: 60.2365 / 60°14'11"N
Longitude: -1.2245 / 1°13'28"W
OS Eastings: 443049
OS Northings: 1150500
OS Grid: HU430505
Mapcode National: GBR R1BP.7LY
Mapcode Global: XHD2S.GYLX
Entry Name: Girlsta, Girlsta Lime Kiln
Listing Date: 28 July 2000
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 394658
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47292
Building Class: Cultural
County: Shetland Islands
Electoral Ward: Shetland Central
Traditional County: Shetland
1870. Substantial former lime kiln of square plan with battered sides, set into steeply sloping bank. Random granite rubble walls with stugged sandstone ashlar dressings. Rubble voussoirs to segmental-arched opening centred at foot of E elevation accessing brick-vaulted entrance tunnel/draw-arch, with furnace opening and draw-hole/eye to rear. Roughly semicircular brick-lined charging-hole/furnace pot at centre, rising to splayed mouth at kiln-head.
The lime kiln at Girlsta was built by Hay & Co due to demand for building lime during the construction of the 'new town' in Lerwick.
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