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Girlsta, Girlsta Lime Kiln

A Category B Listed Building in Shetland Central, Shetland Islands

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Coordinates

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

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 394658

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47292

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Tingwall

County: Shetland Islands

Electoral Ward: Shetland Central

Traditional County: Shetland

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Description

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.

Statement of Interest

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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