Record Details

NHER Number:12517
Type of record:Monument
Name:Post medieval lime kiln

Summary

The remains of a square lime lin. The bell of the kiln has collapsed in front, but is complete on three sides, with tap holes.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 6695 0270
Map Sheet:TF60SE
Parish:WEST DEREHAM, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

May 1977. Visit.
Lime kiln.
Arched entrance in north face of old overgrown chalk pit. Bell of kiln has collapsed in front, but complete on three sides, with tap holes: it is square.

Rear and side passages complete, brick vault on flint, with tuliere holes. Occupant of Limekiln Cottage opposite (aged 80 to 90) says his father and grandfather worked in the pit, and that there was a second kiln.
E. Rose (NAU), 19 May 1977.

As of 1992, the kiln id half it's original size due to frost and rabbit damage. The site is overgrown, however this keeps the horses out.
NIAS records (S1)
W. Arnold (HES) 08/12/2010

Monument Types

  • LIME KILN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Archive: NIAS. Norfolk Industrial Archaeology Society Records.

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