NT0683 : Limekiln Drawhole

taken 7 years ago, near to Charlestown, Fife, Great Britain

Limekiln Drawhole
Limekiln Drawhole, taken 7 years ago
The kilns were 9m (30ft) high, open at the top and with up to three drawholes at the base: These were used to draw off the quicklime and also to control combustion by regulating the airflow - They originally had iron doors as shown in NT0683 : Lime Kiln Door. The kilns were fed a mixture of limestone and coke from the top and burned continuously.
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2010
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 8 September, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 9 September, 2010
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Lime kilns   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 0650 8358 [10m precision]
WGS84: 56:2.1568N 3:30.1299W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 0650 8358
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