NS4380 : Remains of a lime-kiln

taken 7 years ago, near to Blairquhomrie, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

Remains of a lime-kiln
Remains of a lime-kiln
The green, disturbed area shown here is located alongside the upper reaches of the Finland Burn; the course of the burn can be seen in the foreground.

[Mitchell2013], cited in the article mentioned in the end-note, has a picture of a structure very like this (probably the same one), and identifies it as a horseshoe-shaped lime kiln.

Extensive quarrying took place, probably in the eighteenth century, about 140 metres to the south (NS4380 : Traces of limestone quarrying), and 100 metres to the south-east (NS4380 : Former limestone quarry). The stone was burned in lime-kilns in this area; a large rectangular kiln was located about 80 metres to the ESE: NS4380 : Remains of large rectangular lime-kiln.
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
Friday, 15 April, 2011   (more nearby)
Thursday, 21 April, 2011
Geographical Context
Quarrying, Mining  Derelict, Disused 
Period (from Tags)
18th Century 
Former (from Tags)
Quarry (disused)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4390 8082 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:59.6915N 4:30.2618W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4392 8080
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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The Finland Burn  Limestone Industry  Limestone 

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