Calcining Kilns, Spaunton, North Yorkshire

These Calcining Kilns were built in c1856. Calcining is the process of heating metal ore to below melting point to drive out water and other impurities. The kilns were built in association with the ironstone mine established in 1856 on the west side of Rosedale near Hollins Farm. They were built close to the Bank Top terminus of the North Eastern Railway's Rosedale Branch line. This was completed in 1861 and ran from Ingleby on the Picton to Kildale line in Cleveland. Ore was transported in rope-hauled wagons along a tramway from the mine to the railway terminus. Then it was tipped into the kilns from above.


North Yorkshire Spaunton


Victorian (1837 - 1901)


kiln lead rural industry Victorian (1837 - 1901)