NS4281 : Remains of a lime-kiln

taken 8 years ago, near to Blairquhomrie, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

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Remains of a lime-kiln
Remains of a lime-kiln
See NS4281 : Remains of a lime-kiln for the main description. As noted there, the mound is open on the south-western side. The opening is not apparent in the present photograph, in which it is located at the right-hand side of the mound.

This side-on view shows more of Auchincarroch Muir, in which the ruin is located.
Remains of lime-kiln
These remains are annotated as an "old limekiln" on the first-edition OS map (c.1860); they probably date to the eighteenth or early nineteenth century. The kiln would have been a circular structure of dry-stone construction.
Network of old limestone industry tracks :: NS4379
A very extensive network of ancient tracks on the moors in West Dunbartonshire links old quarries, ruined lime-kilns, and other sites connected with the local limestone-burning industry, which flourished in the 18th century. See LinkExternal link for a Geograph article about the network, and LinkExternal link for an annotated satellite view of it.
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Date Taken
Monday, 31 May, 2010   (more nearby)
Monday, 21 June, 2010
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Place (from Tags)
Auchincarroch Muir 
Period (from Tags)
18th Century 
Ruin (from Tags)
Lime kilns   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4293 8134 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:59.9526N 4:31.2122W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4292 8135
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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