Record Details

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


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


Grid Reference:TF 6694 0270
Map Sheet:TF60SE

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 is 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

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Archive: NIAS. Norfolk Industrial Archaeology Society Records.

Related records - none

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