2011

NU0201 : Tosson Lime Kiln

taken 13 years ago, near to Great Tosson, Northumberland, England

This is 1 of 2 images, with title Tosson Lime Kiln in this square
Tosson Lime Kiln
Tosson Lime Kiln
There were once 400 lime kilns in Northumberland but few were as well built as this one. It was designed by George Reavell in 1888 for Lord Armstrong. For 50 years lime was loaded into carts from the three arches at the bottom of the pot. Farmers needed lime to spread on the acid soil of the valley to improve the grass. The kiln was closed at the start of the Second World War.

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Category: Lime kilns
This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · Tosson Lime Kiln [5] Title Clusters: · Tosson Lime Kiln [2] ·
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NU0201, 24 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
peter maddison   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Thursday, 20 January, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 21 January, 2011
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NU 027 010 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:18.1855N 1:57.5128W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NU 027 010
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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