LIME KILNS ON NORTH BANK OF RIVER WEAR AT NZ 3895 5826

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1292063
Date first listed:
17-Oct-1994
Statutory Address:
LIME KILNS ON NORTH BANK OF RIVER WEAR AT NZ 3895 5826, THIRLWELL ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
LIME KILNS ON NORTH BANK OF RIVER WEAR AT NZ 3895 5826, THIRLWELL ROAD

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

District:
Sunderland (Metropolitan Authority)
National Grid Reference:
NZ 39020 58221

Details

SUNDERLAND

NZ3858 THIRLWELL ROAD, Southwick 920-1/8/294 (South side (off)) Lime kilns on north bank of River Wear at NZ 3895 5826

GV II

Lime kilns. Late C18, early C19 and mid C19. Sandstone and limestone rubble; coursed stone; and brick with iron ties. A long series of kilns set against the river bank between a mineral railway and the river, mostly in the grounds of Wearmouth Colliery, with access to the tops from the railway and access from the bottom to river transport. Maximum height perhaps 12 metres. Round-plan C18 kilns at left with some C20 patching at base have lost part of front walls; central stone kilns of squared plan have row of small arches at foot of tall wall; second similar set to right, and a third row of stone kilns at extreme right has a row of blocked arches in a projection at base of wall; between these last two stone groups is the last brick structure with iron bands and 4 arches, most blocked with stone and one blocked with brick. A significant survivor of the once flourishing lime-exporting business on the Wear, the major exporter of lime from the NE because of the unique conjunction of lime quarries and river transport. These kilns were supplied by waggonway with stone from Carley Hill quarry, and an etching by E Swinburne published in 1839 shows them in use (Sinclair 1986). (Sinclair NT: Railways of Sunderland: Newcastle upon Tyne: 1986-: 6 AND 7).

Listing NGR: NZ3902058221

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
391619
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Sinclair, N T, Railways of Sunderland, (1986), 6,7

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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Date: 23 Sep 2001
Reference: IOE01/03868/34
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr D.H. Bottoms. Source Historic England Archive
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