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