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Latitude: 52.7131 / 52°42'47"N
Longitude: -0.5372 / 0°32'13"W
OS Eastings: 498918
OS Northings: 313831
OS Grid: SK989138
Mapcode National: GBR FTX.WJ4
Mapcode Global: WHGLP.Q2DD
Entry Name: Lime Kiln (Ordnance Survey Reference Sk988138)
Listing Date: 17 December 1990
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1078221
English Heritage Legacy ID: 355246
Location: Pickworth, Rutland, PE9
Civil Parish: Pickworth
Traditional County: Rutland
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Rutland
Church of England Parish: Pickworth All Saints
Church of England Diocese: Peterborough
The following building shall be included:
SK 91 SE PICKWORTH Lime Kiln
(OS Ref SK988138)
Lime Kiln. Circa late C18 or early C19. Limestone rubble. Circular on plan, built
into bank, inside quarry; with semi-circular opening at front, corbelled up to large
timber lintel and with stoking hole at back of opening.
Historic note: John Clare, the poet, reputedly worked as a limeburner here in 1817.
From his earnings of 9 shillings a week he saved enough money to buy a book in which
to write his poems. But he was dismissed by his employer for wasting time
Source: Dictionary of National Biography.
Listing NGR: SK9891813831
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