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Monument Number 1105260

Hob Uid: 1105260
Location :
Somerset West and Taunton
Grid Ref : SS9395038750
Summary : A limekiln and lime quarry 300 m west of Kersham. The kiln is in good condition with a single bowl measuring 2.2m in diameter and 1.3m deep.
More information : During field reconnaissance, the farmer at Kersham described a limekiln 300 m west of Kersham farm. The kiln is depicted, but not described, on Ordance Survey maps in 1889 (1).

The limekiln is centred at SS 9395 3875 at the western end of a quarry, exploiting an outcrop of the Roadwater limestone. The kiln is in very good condition and comprises a single bowl with stoke holes on its north and south sides. These are protected by a revetment wall on the east and by a stone wall 2.8 m high on the west. The bowl, which was reached by a ramp from the north-east, is still open and in very good condition. It is 2.2 m in diameter and 1.3 m deep. (2)

The lime quarry described above was identified on vertical aerial photographs during the Brendon Hills Mapping Project. It was not plotted during this project as is is clearly marked on the OS 1:10,000 scale map of the area. (3-4)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : 1st edition 25" mapping 1889, sheet Somerset 46.8
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Source Number : 2
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : R Wilson-North 4 Nov 1997 RCHME Field Investigation
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Source Number : 3
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : 1:10,000 scale/1980 SS93NW
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Source Number : 4
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : RAF CPE/UK/1980 3264-5 11-APR-1947
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Post Medieval
Monument End Date : 1901
Monument Start Date : 1540
Monument Type : Lime Kiln, Quarry
Evidence : Structure, Earthwork

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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 93 NW 59
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Associated Activities : Primary, RCHME: BRENDON HILLS MAPPING PROJECT, NMP
Start Date : 1998-01-01
End Date : 1998-10-01