SE1364 : Toft Gate lime kiln

taken 10 years ago, near to Greenhow, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

Toft Gate lime kiln
Toft Gate lime kiln
There are probably thousands of old lime kilns in the Dales, but only one or two which were built on an industrial scale like this one. The kiln dates from 1860 and is situated at the easternmost point of the carboniferous limestone outcrops that continue into Wharfedale. By 1860 there was a railway at nearby Pateley Bridge, so the lime could be exported. The only problem was the steep hill down to the town. On one occasion it is recorded that a great crowd turned out to see a steam traction engine pulling a wagon up the hill to the lime works.
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Date Taken
Monday, 11 February, 2008   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 13 February, 2008
Lime kilns   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 130 643 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:4.5165N 1:48.1323W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 130 643
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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