SX8470 : Lime Kiln - Ransley Quarry - East Ogwell

taken 6 years ago, near to East Ogwell, Devon, Great Britain

Lime Kiln - Ransley Quarry - East Ogwell
Lime Kiln - Ransley Quarry - East Ogwell
The old quarry had a lime kiln so that some of the limestone from the quarry could be burnt to produce quick lime for spreading on the fields to help neutrialise the acid soil and so improve its productivity. It also had various uses in the building industry like providing the lime to add to mortar to make it more workable.

Typically the kiln took a day to load, three days to fire, two days to cool and a day to unload, so a one-week turnaround was normal. By all accounts the process resulted in a rather foul smell and acidic fumes making the area around the limekiln rather hazardous and unpleasant.SX8470 : Ransley Limestone Quarry - SSSI status
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Date Taken
Saturday, 21 April, 2012   (more nearby)
Thursday, 26 April, 2012
Geographical Context
Geological interest  Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Quarrying, Mining  Derelict, Disused 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 8444 7013 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:31.1708N 3:37.8865W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 8446 7013
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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