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Limekiln, Stanhope, Durham

Limekiln, Stanhope, Durham
Photograph taken 24 August 2003 © Mr Bob Cottrell ARPS AFIAP DPAGB. Source Historic England Archive ref: 406240

This limekiln lies west of Fine Burn Quarry and probably dates from the early 19th century. It is built into the side of a hill so that the limestone (from the quarry) and fuel can be easily transported to the top of the kilns for burning. The lime was taken out from the bottom. Lime was used in industrial products such as cement and in whitewash. It was also used in farming to prepare soil for growing crops. Limekilns similar to these were very common and found all over the country.

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