Record Details

NHER Number:16368
Type of record:Monument
Name:Post medieval lime/brick kiln at Mount Epping


The remains of a post medieval lime or brick kiln exist in an old pit here. The kiln now functions as an important bat roost.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TL 8941 9226
Map Sheet:TL89SE

Full description

In old pit, remains of lime kiln.
Also a brick kiln, three pointed tunnels under a grated floor.
Important bat roost - do not enter in winter.
Information from D. Jones (KLM).
E. Rose (NAU) 25 July 1980.

P. Lambley (NCM) states that an industrial archaeologist (name unknown) who had visited the site was not happy with the structure as a brick kiln and believes it may be for drying the lime or something similar.
However source [1] is happy with the structure as a brick kiln. The lime kiln he says is overgrown with bushes in 1992 and only a quarter remains. He states there are four chalk mine tunnels in the sides of the pit.
E. Rose (NLA) 24 February 1994.

As of 1992 only a quarter of the structure remains, however a wire fence has been installed to keep out sheep and people.
The site is also marked on 25ins O.S. map (S2)
NIAS records (S1)
W. Arnold (HES) 08/12/2010

Monument Types

  • BRICK KILN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • DENE HOLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • LIME KILN (Post Medieval to Early 20th Century - 1540 AD to 1906 AD?)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Fiche: Exists.
<S1>Archive: NIAS. Norfolk Industrial Archaeology Society Records.
<S2>Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-7. Ordnance Survey 25 inch 2nd edition (revised 1902-7).

Related records - none

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