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Knipe Scar Limekiln, Kettlewell with Starbotton

Description: Knipe Scar Limekiln

Grade: II
Date Listed: 4 May 1989
English Heritage Building ID: 324677

OS Grid Reference: SD9686171725
OS Grid Coordinates: 396861, 471725
Latitude/Longitude: 54.1414, -2.0495

Location: B6160, Kettlewell, North Yorkshire BD23 5HX

Locality: Kettlewell with Starbotton
Local Authority: Craven District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: BD23 5HX

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Listing Text

(west side)

11/91 Knipe Scar Limekiln

- II

Limekiln. Probably early C19, restored 1983. Limestone rubble. Square in
plan, terraced into the steep hill slope, approximately 5 metres wide and 4
metres high on the north side which has the extraction arch of roughly-
dressed voussoirs. Lime was in demand for the production of mortar or as a
fertiliser during the period 1750-1850. This example is situated below the
quarry where the stone was obtained, and the access from the present road
is clear; it is one of the few surviving limekilns of many hundreds built
prior to the large-scale lime production on the edge of the Dales in the
latter part of the C19. A. Raistrick, Old Yorkshire Dales, 1967, p78

Listing NGR: SD9686171725

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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