NS4178 : Remains of lime-kiln

near to Bonhill, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

Remains of lime-kiln
Remains of lime-kiln
This is the last 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

This is the furthest upstream of the ten sites, and, like sites 8 and 9, it lies at the foot of a long, narrow, rather steep ridge that is enclosed within a sharp bend of the Murroch Burn, as described at LinkExternal link

Photographically, this is also the least evident of the sites, but there is indeed a circular pit here, although it is completely overgrown with bracken. The pit has an internal diameter of three metres. While sites 8 and 9 are densely covered with grass, the bracken covering of site 10 does at least mean that more of the underlying earth is visible inside the pit, making it possible to see some of the stones that made up the wall of the kiln.

The background shows the steep slopes on the other side of the Murroch Burn; compare the comments at the end of NS4178 : Remains of lime-kiln.
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, 11 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 
Lime kilns   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4174 7869 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:58.5019N 4:32.2623W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4172 7871
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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