ST5646 : Lime Kiln in Biddlecombe

taken 10 years ago, near to South Horrington, Somerset, Great Britain

Lime Kiln in Biddlecombe
Lime Kiln in Biddlecombe
This neglected, ivy-covered kiln at the bottom of Biddlecombe was used to produce quick lime from the local bedrock; limestone. The quick lime was spread on fields or used for lime-washing buildings. To produce quick lime the limestone had to be heated for up to 60 hours and the woods of Biddlecombe would gave been a good source of fuel.
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ST5646, 14 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 6 October, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 22 January, 2008
Category
Lime kilns   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 567 464 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:12.9362N 2:37.2191W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 568 464
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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