Monument record CLY 009 - Post Medieval lime kiln and complex of chalk pits.

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Lime kiln (listed) located at TM1323549430, in extensive complex of chalk pits disused for about 50 years. listed building


Grid reference Centred TM 1323 4941 (220m by 190m)
Map sheet TM14NW


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Lime kiln in extensive complex of chalk pits disused for about 50 years. In good condition - the pot filled with debris but the chamber below ground largely clear and accessible. At least two ventilation tunnels, one unusually large. Of distinctive E Anglian pattern with annular chamber into which burnt lime was drawn through four chutes. Larger than most and of substantial construction. Probably late C18/early C19 though a date stone above chamber shows the date 1724 (S1). Of clear national importance (S2).

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <S1> (No record type): Jones, J.M.. Jones J M, letter to Mid Suff Dist Council, September 1989.
  • <M1> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file. Parish file: copy (S1).
  • <S2> Unpublished document: English Heritage. MPP Stage 3 Assessment Report, October 1997.
  • <M2> Unpublished document: English Heritage. Monument Protection Programme File. (S2).

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Record last edited

Jun 28 2013 11:50AM

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