Bellmanpark lime kilns and part of an associated tramway 180m north west of Bellman Farm, Clitheroe - Ribble Valley

A rare example of a bank of late-C19 lime kilns with tramway access for railway wagons. The four kilns include bottle-shaped furnaces with brick arches. The tunnels and arches are suffering from collapse and are in need of consolidation. Water ingress and vegetation are also affecting the structure. Clitheroe Civic Society's Lime Kilns Group cleared vegetation to enable monitoring. Historic England has funded a significance report, laser scans and a structural survey to inform consolidation of the kilns. A Historic England grant for emergency repairs has been awarded in 2018.

Bellmanpark lime kilns and part of an associated tramway 180m north west of Bellman Farm, Clitheroe - Ribble Valley
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Bellmanpark lime kilns and part of an associated tramway 180m north west of Bellman Farm
  • Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument
  • List Entry Number: 1021105
  • Local Planning Authority: Ribble Valley
  • Site Type: Industrial > Kiln

Location

  • Building Name: Bellmanpark lime kilns and part of an associated tramway 180m north west of Bellman Farm
  • County: Lancashire
  • District / Borough: Ribble Valley
  • Parish: Clitheroe
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Ribble Valley
  • Region: North West

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Very bad
  • Occupancy / Use: Not applicable
  • Priority: B - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; solution agreed but not yet implemented
  • Previous Priority: A
  • Ownership: Commercial company

Contact Details

Tamsin Cooke 0161 242 1422

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England