NU2132 : Former lime kilns, Seahouses Harbour

taken 1 year ago, near to Seahouses, Northumberland, Great Britain

Former lime kilns, Seahouses Harbour
Former lime kilns, Seahouses Harbour
Lime kilns were (and are) used to heat and convert limestone or chalk (calcium carbonate) to quicklime (calcium oxide), which was/is used as mortar and in agriculture. Before the railways, limestone and coal (for fuel) were brought by sea to quayside kilns at small parts like Seahouses. The lime-making is long gone but the kilns live on as useful storage space. There are commonly seven kilns (as here) to allow production (loading 1 day, heating 3 days, cooling 2 days and unloading 1 day) to occur on a weekly rotation. Grade-II listed: LinkExternal link .
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Date Taken
Thursday, 27 July, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 22 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Coastal  Historic sites and artefacts  Industry 
Former (from Tags)
Lime Kilns 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NU 2198 3216 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:34.9558N 1:39.1735W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NU 2195 3217
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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