Monument record GAZ 019 - Gazeley Mill Cottage

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Well preserved buried circular lime kiln in garden of Gazeley Mill Cottage.


Grid reference TL 7184 6503 (point)
Map sheet TL76NW


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Well preserved buried circular (down draught?) lime kiln in (rear?) garden of Gazeley Mill Cottage. Same(?) as kiln operated by William Death in 1855-1859 (S1). Possibly built within former chalk pit?
February 1994: Owner, John Bolden, digging out kiln for use (as garden shed?) in location reported by 70 year old resident of Needham Street, who as a child, used to ride his cycle around the inside with his brother. He describes it as having a central 'pillar' and (4?) fireplaces with brick arches and floor (S1). Visited by CP (SCCAS) - 2 photos in parish file.
Mid to late C19 'East Anglian' type lime kiln. Examined and briefly recorded by Suffolk Industrial Archaeology Society. Evaluated for MPP and graded as of Regional Importance. Details in (S2)(S3).
A small pitted area is shown on west side of property boundary in 1904 & 1905 (S4); not shown on 1892 map (S4).

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <S1> Verbal communication: Personal communication. Bolden J, February 1994.
  • <M1> Unpublished document: English Heritage. Monument Protection Programme File. (S2)(S3).
  • <S2> Unpublished document: English Heritage. (Lancaster University Archaeol Unit), 'MPP: Lime, Cement & Plaster Industries: Step 3', Oct 1997.
  • <S3> Serial: Suffolk Industrial Archaeological Society Newsletter. Sketch, March 1994.
  • <S4> Map: OS. OS Map. 6" & 25", 1892, 1905 & 1904.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Feb 20 2008 12:45PM

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