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Monument Number 957639

Hob Uid: 957639
Location :
Somerset
Somerset West and Taunton
Selworthy
Grid Ref : SS8915248342
Summary : A Post Medieval lime kiln, visible as a ruined building, was mapped from aerial photographs taken in 1941 and 1999. Located on the top of the shingle of Bossington Beach, the stone-built lime kiln consists of one linear wall section, the southern wall aligned WSW-ENE parallel with the beach, 4.5 metres long and 0.6 metres thick. Aerial photographs taken in 1941 show that part of the west wall was extant at that time, but has subsequently collapsed. The lime kiln was still visible on aerial photographs taken in 1999. (2-3)
More information : SS 89154 48345. The fragmentary remains of a lime kiln on the coast at Bossington Beach near Porlock.

This kiln has been built into the top of the N side of a steep shingle bank which skirts the beach. The remains consist principally of part of its SW wall corner. The slightly buttressed S wall, of roughly coursed beach pebbles, is 4m long, 0.5m to 0.7m thick and still stands some 1.5m high. The W wall, consisting of footings only, is 2m long and 0.5m thick. A step in these footings, 0.7m wide, may be modern to accommidate a footpath. Some 8m NE of this corner is a fragment of similar walling. The remainder of the kiln has collapsed down the bank and is no longer evident.

These are the remains of the westernmost of four kilns shown on an 1809 Bossington Estate map (a). They are depicted as unannotated open circles but appear in the apportionment as 'Lime Kiln' (sic). The kiln is also shown on the 1842 Tithe Map (b) as an unannotated rectangular building. (See SS 84 NE 51, 52 and 53.) It is shown on the 1889 OS map (c), though it is unannotated, so presumably it must have gone out of use by then.

Published Survey (d) correct. (1)

A Post Medieval lime kiln, visible as a ruined building, was mapped from aerial photographs taken in 1941 and 1999. Located on the top of the shingle of Bossington Beach at SS 8915 4834, the stone-built lime kiln consists of one linear wall section, the southern wall aligned WSW-ENE parallel with the beach, 4.5 metres long and 0.6 metres thick. Aerial photographs taken in 1941 show that part of the west wall was extant at that time, but has subsequently collapsed. The lime kiln was still visible on aerial photographs taken in 1999. (2-3)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : Sainsbury I S, 22-NOV-94, RCHME Field Investigation
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Source Number : 1a
Source : Externally held archive reference
Source details : Survey & Valuation of the Manor of Bossington 1809-12 Somerset Record Office
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Source Number : 1b
Source : Externally held archive reference
Source details : Luccombe Tithe Map 1982 Somerset Rec Off
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Source Number : 1c
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 1889 1:2500 Somerset Sheet 34:2
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Source Number : 1d
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS Rev 1972 1:2500 Sheet SS 8948
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Source Number : 2
Source : Oblique aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR SS 8948/5 (MSO31206/004) 21-JUN-1941
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Source Number : 3
Source : Oblique aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR SS 8948/10 (18299/10) 19-MAR-1999
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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
Evidence : Ruined Building, Documentary Evidence

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External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Somerset)
External Cross Reference Number : 18069
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External Cross Reference Source : NBR Index Number
External Cross Reference Number : 96/01629
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 84 NE 50
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SS 84 NE 50
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1994-11-22
End Date : 1994-11-22
Associated Activities : Primary, GLOUCESTERSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL: SEVERN ESTUARY NMP, RAPID COASTAL ZONE ASSESSMENT SURVEY
Activity type : AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH INTERPRETATION
Start Date : 2006-04-10
End Date : 2008-11-01