TG2707 : A woodland walk in Whitlingham Country Park - disused lime kiln

taken 8 years ago, near to Thorpe st Andrew, Norfolk, Great Britain

A woodland walk in Whitlingham Country Park - disused lime kiln
A woodland walk in Whitlingham Country Park - disused lime kiln
A path in Old Chalkpit Plantation, which adjoins the River Yare in the south, leads past a lime kiln that has been built into the hillside. Lime kilns are stone-lined pits where chalk was burnt to make lime. The kilns were loaded with alternating layers of chalk and coal. The coal was set alight by a fire at the bottom of the pit and the heat generated turned the chalk into lime which would fall through to the bottom where it was raked out, loaded onto horse-drawn carts and taken to the riverside wharf for further transport by wherries who took it to the local cement works at Berney Arms and Burgh Castle. Lime was also needed in the preparation of leather by Norwich's shoe industry and by farmers who still use lime to improve the quality of their fields. Disused lime kilns provide safe roosts and hibernating grounds for bats. For a view inside this lime kiln see > LinkExternal link.
Whitlingham Country Park :: TG2607
The park, located at Trowse just south of the city of Norwich, was created through the process of gravel extraction which began in 1990 with the creation of the Little Broad > LinkExternal link. In 1995 work began on the Great Broad > LinkExternal link. The park consists of two lakes (Great and Little Broad) and a beach and offers a full range of water-based activities > LinkExternal link as well as a number of cycle paths and woodland walks > LinkExternal link. A historic flint barn has been converted into a visitor information centre including a shop and café and toilet facilities > LinkExternal link. For more information see: LinkExternal link.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 23 January, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 25 January, 2010
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Lime kilns   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 271 078 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:37.2413N 1:21.2616E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TG 271 078
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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