NN7754 : Tomphubil Lime Kiln

taken 2 years ago, 4 km from Foss, Perth And Kinross, Great Britain

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Tomphubil Lime Kiln
Tomphubil Lime Kiln
During the 18th and early 19th centuries, limestone, which occurs here as a large outcrop, was quarried at Tomphubil and taken to neighbouring Strathtay where it was rendered down in small open kilns to make mortar and fertiliser. Later, about 1865, this large kiln was built as the need for lime to improve both crop yields and pasture increased. This lime kiln was built into the hillside to allow the quarried limestone, broken into small pieces, to be easily loaded into the pot of the kiln. Lime can now be more economically produced and the kiln went out of use in the early 1900s.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 22 June, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 25 June, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Uplands  Industry 
Primary Subject of Photo
Kiln 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NN 7779 5453 [10m precision]
WGS84: 56:39.9914N 3:59.7401W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NN 7776 5452
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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