Record Details

NHER Number:13754
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of post medieval/modern lime kiln and narrow gauge railway


The site of a large lime kiln, a sugar refinery and an associated narrow gauge railway which was used to remove spoil to settling beds. The lime kiln was closed in 1968, although some of the rails survive.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 386 033
Map Sheet:TG30SE

Full description

Site of east end of sugar factory.
Formerly a large lime kiln here, with narrow gauge railway used to remove spoil to settling beds.
Closed 1968, some rails remain.
See (S1).

Cantley refinery was the first in Britain, begun in 1914, but how much of the original structure remains is unknown.
E. Rose (NLA), 20 February 2007.

See NIAS records (S2)
W. Arnold (HES) 08/12/2010

Monument Types

  • LIME KILN (Post Medieval to Late 20th Century - 1540 AD to 1968 AD)
  • RAILWAY (Post Medieval to Late 20th Century - 1540 AD to 1968 AD)
  • SUGAR REFINERY (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SUGAR SILO (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TG3803 A-E, G.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Article in Serial: Fisher, C. 1978. The Narrow Gauge Tramways of Norfolk. Journal of the Norfolk Industrial Archaeology Society. Vol II No 3 pp 36-41. p 37.
<S2>Archive: NIAS. Norfolk Industrial Archaeology Society Records.

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