NS4178 : Remains of lime-kiln

near to Bonhill, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

Remains of lime-kiln
Remains of lime-kiln
This is the sixth of ten former lime-kiln sites that are located along a short section of the Murroch Burn. For an index to pictures of all ten sites, see LinkExternal link

Of the ten sites, only this one lies on SE side of the Murroch Burn. The fifth site – LinkExternal link – is only 37 metres from this one, but is on the other side of the burn; it would be visible in the background were it not for the intervening trees.

The Murroch Burn flows from right to left across the centre of the image; some small waterfalls along the course of the burn can be seen as a splash of white near the left-hand edge of the photo; the same area can be seen, although from the other side of the burn, in the photo of the fifth site (link given above).
Lime-kiln ruins beside the Murroch Burn
These lime-kilns ruins are in the form of small knolls, each of which has a pit, about three metres across, at its centre. In a small-scale local industry (early eighteenth to early nineteenth century), limestone was burned to produce lime for agricultural use.
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Friday, 4 December, 2009   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 16 December, 2009
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
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The Murroch Burn 
Period (from Tags)
18th Century 
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Lime kilns   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4148 7830 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:58.2867N 4:32.4982W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4149 7830
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