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King Barrow Quarry

Hob Uid: 1466201
Location :
Dorset
Portland
Grid Ref : SY6915072950
Summary : Large disused 19th century limestone quarries. An area of working faces, some benches, massive stone revetment walls for retaining waste overburden and flat-topped spoil tips. Most of the working faces are within deep linear or sub-circular depressions. In the South-estern part of the quarry there is a particularly deep working with a platform at the top where at least three crane bases survive. In the extreme South-West corner of the site are a lime kiln (at SY69057272) and associated buildings. The lime kiln is built of roughly coursed stone with a segmental draw arch containing a single draw eye. The roof of the arch is staggered at an angle to the back wall, which has a stepped profile supported by three iron lintels. Apparently, this is the only lime kiln to survive on the Isle of Portland.
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Source Number : 1
Source : English Heritage Monuments Protection Programme Industrial Monuments Assessment, Step 3 Reports
Source details : The Quarrying Industries, 2000, Dorset 5
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : C19
Monument End Date : 1900
Monument Start Date : 1801
Monument Type : Limestone Quarry, Lime Kiln, Tramway, Crane
Evidence : Earthwork, Structure

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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SY 67 SE 236
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