Knipe Scar Limekiln

24 May 2003
Knipe Scar Limekiln, B6160, Kettlewell With Starbotton, Craven, North Yorkshire, BD23 5HX
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

SD 97 SE KETTLEWELL WITH STARBOTTON B6160 (west side) Kettlewell

11/91 Knipe Scar Limekiln

- II

Limekiln. Probably early C19, restored 1983. Limestone rubble. Square in plan, terraced into the steep hill slope, approximately 5 metres wide and 4 metres high on the north side which has the extraction arch of roughly- dressed voussoirs. Lime was in demand for the production of mortar or as a fertiliser during the period 1750-1850. This example is situated below the quarry where the stone was obtained, and the access from the present road is clear; it is one of the few surviving limekilns of many hundreds built prior to the large-scale lime production on the edge of the Dales in the latter part of the C19. A. Raistrick, Old Yorkshire Dales, 1967, p78

Listing NGR: SD9686171725


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0798 IOE Records taken by Margaret Gibson; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mrs Margaret Gibson. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Gibson, Margaret

Rights Holder: Gibson, Margaret


Limestone, Rubble, Georgian Lime Kiln, Victorian Industrial, Agricultural Chemical Site, Chemical Production Site, Chemical Industry Site, Kiln