Smardale Gill Lime Kilns, Smardale, Crosby Garrett - Yorkshire Dales (NP)

Remains of a major mid-C19 lime production centre, with two kilns and related engine house and railway structures. The right hand wall of the furnace is bulging and there are problems with the stability of the retaining walls of the railway embankments. The site is included in a Heritage Lottery Funded landscape partnership project within the Yorkshire Dales National Park extension area with funds set aside for consolidation work.

Smardale Gill Lime Kilns, Smardale, Crosby Garrett - Yorkshire Dales (NP)

Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Two round cairns, three Romano-British settlements and aggregate field systems at Severals and Intake, and Smardale Gill lime kilns and quarry
  • Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument
  • List Entry Number: 1021107
  • Local Planning Authority: Yorkshire Dales (NP)
  • Site Type: Industrial > Kiln


  • Building Name: Smardale Gill Lime Kilns
  • Locality: Smardale
  • County: Cumbria
  • District / Borough: Eden
  • Parish: Crosby Garrett
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Penrith and The Border
  • Region: Yorkshire

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Very bad
  • Occupancy / Use: Not applicable
  • Priority: D - Slow decay; solution agreed but not yet implemented
  • Previous Priority: D
  • Ownership: Charity (heritage)
  • Designation: Scheduled Monument and Listed Building grade II
  • List Entry Number(s): 1021107 and 1145018