Record Details

NHER Number:9613
Type of record:Monument
Name:Post medieval lime kiln

Summary

The post medieval lime kiln here is said to be the second best preserved in Norfolk, despite being used as a rubbish dump. Brick steps and walling lead to an underground brick-vaulted corridor running round the well of the oven. The oven itself opens onto the surface but part of the oven is in danger of collapse. A low earth bank surrounds the whole structure. An 18th century map shows that there used to be a second kiln here.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 2082 0633
Map Sheet:TG20NW
Parish:NORWICH, NORWICH, NORFOLK

Full description

20 April 1977. Lime kiln visited by E. Rose (NAU).
Said to be the second best preserved in Norfolk, despite being used as a rubbish dump, and some damage by local children. Sloping stairway of brick steps with flint and brick walls, and with candle niche at bottom, leads to an underground brick vaulted corridor running round the well of the oven, from which tap holes lead out. The oven itself
opens onto the surface, being a red brick inner lining over flint, but with the top three courses of yellow brick, the lowest laid on end. Part of the oven (or "bell") is in danger of collapse however. Low earth bank surrounds the whole. Ruins of other buildings near in overgrown pits.
Detailed survey in Bridewell Museum.
E. Rose (NAU).

There was formerly a second kiln here. A lime kiln here marked on (S1).
E. Rose (NAU).

Press cutting (S2) in file.

Originally recorded in the parish of Eaton, now part of Norwich.

See also NIAS records (S3)
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

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Fiche: Exists.
<S1>Publication: Faden, W. and Barringer, J. C. 1989. Faden's Map of Norfolk in 1797.
<S2>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1989. Land set for wildlife haven. 14 July.
<S3>Archive: NIAS. Norfolk Industrial Archaeology Society Records.

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