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Main Limekiln to East of the Limery, Longhoughton

Description: Main Limekiln to East of the Limery

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 1 September 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 237036

OS Grid Reference: NU2284417453
OS Grid Coordinates: 422844, 617453
Latitude/Longitude: 55.4504, -1.6404

Location: Longhoughton, Northumberland NE66 3LN

Locality: Longhoughton
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE66 3LN

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Listing Text


5/145 Main limekiln
to east of
the Limery

Limekiln. Early C19, enlarged later C19. Roughly-coursed large squared
rubble with cut quoins and dressings; brick voussoirs to transverse passage
arches, eyes and lining of pots. Plan: massive rectangular structure c.30
metres x 18 metres with charging ramp to south; the eyes of the eight integral
kilns all open onto a central north-south passage; additional airflow from
three smaller transverse passages.

External walls slightly battered. North end shows tall central pointed arch
with alternating jambs; side walls each show three smaller round arches, that
to north the smallest. Overall height c.18 metres. At south end sloped-down
retaining walls to end of charging ramp. On top four pairs of pots, elliptical
on plan.

Interior: Central passage has ashlar pointed vault; on each side 4 segmental-
headed drawing arches, with projecting sills, and twin segmental-headed eyes
with a pilaster between. At south end of passage a shaft to the surface, now
capped. The 3 transverse passages have straight joints in their side walls
showing that the kiln has been widened.

One of the largest C19 limekilns in the country, and generally well preserved.

Listing NGR: NU2284417453

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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