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HER Number:MDV1499
Name:Limekiln in Pretty Bench Quarry, Sampford Peverell


Triple draw kiln with three draught tunnels dating from the first half of the 19th century. Against the south-east end is a derelict lean-to storage room. The kiln is recorded as being in use until about 1920.


Grid Reference:ST 034 148
Map Sheet:ST01SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishSampford Peverell
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSAMPFORD PEVERELL

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: ST01SW/14
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LIME KILN (Constructed, XVIII to XIX - 1800 AD to 1844 AD (Between))

Full description

Timms, S. C., Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV2.

Vis=13/10/1981 (beacham + timms) large rectangular building containing three kilns situated on south-west of former pretty bench quarry. A loading platform runs the length of the building in front of the three kiln openings. Structure is covered with ivy and bushes but is in fair condition and worthy of consideration for listing. Small lean-to on south end and another structure against hedge to south-west. This complex of buildings lies just south of ndlr which cuts through the former quarry workings (timms).

Department of Environment, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV325913.

Vis=27/1/1983 (griffith) the nw side of the kiln complex has been affected by the embankment of the ndlr and the earthworks previously there destroyed. The tiled shed to the sw has collapsed. The yard in between the two has had several loads of rubble dumped on it, obscuring the front openings. Structure of the kilns themselves appears relatively undamaged. Limekilns listed by doe, march 1983 (letter from mddc).19th century. Extensive description of building detail given. Said to have been operating as a kiln up to c.1918-1923 (doe).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV56231.

Des=timms, s. /as above and photographs (13/10/1981) in dcc conservation section collection film 510,2-6 and sketch plan in parish file.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV56233.

Des=griffith, f. M. /as above/(1/2/1983).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV56234.

Doe/hhr:tiverton rd/addendum to hhr dated 10/3/1983/copy in parish file.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV56236.

Des=balkwill, c. /dcra rural survey/(1976)ndlr1/in smr.

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV56237.

Aph=dap/hv 13-14/(29/1/1987).

Griffith, F. M., Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV677.

Vis=-/4/1983 (griffith, f. M. ) further dumping of waste in the yard area.

Unknown, 1796, Map of Sampford Peverell Manor (Record Office Collection). SDV51009.

Devon County Council, 1838-1848, Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848 (Cartographic). SDV349431.

Row of three limekilns depicted.

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Limekiln marked in the south-western corner of Pretty Bench Quarry, close to the access track. Several other buildings are also shown in this part of the quarry.

Doggett, N., 1982, NDLR1 Card Index, F.13, slides (Archive - Survey). SDV56213.

Extant limekiln.

Doggett, N., 1983, The North Devon Link Road (Stage One). Sampford Peverell to Tiverton, F.13 (Un-published). SDV363254.

Fine group of limekilns. Shown on the 1844 Tithe Map but not on the 1796 map of the manor of Sampford Peverell, so they probably date to the first half of the 19th century. The kilns are located adjacent to the route of the North Devon Link Road but are not affected by it.

Ordnance Survey, 2019, MasterMap 2019 (Cartographic). SDV362729.

Lime Kilns (disused) marked.

Historic England, 2019, National Heritage List for England, 1325905 (National Heritage List for England). SDV362730.

Lime Kilns at Pretty Bench Quarry. Lime kilns. C19. Local sandstone conglomerate rubble. Triple draw kiln with 3 draught tunnels facing south-west. The kiln is reported to have been operating up to circa 1920.
See listing description for full details.
Date first listed: 17th March 1988

Sources / Further Reading

SDV2Report - Survey: Timms, S. C..
SDV325913Report - Survey: Department of Environment.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV362729Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2019. MasterMap 2019. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #122137 ]
SDV362730National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2019. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital. 1325905.
SDV51009Record Office Collection: Unknown. 1796. Map of Sampford Peverell Manor. DRO 10448/M/E90. Unknown.
SDV56213Archive - Survey: Doggett, N.. 1982. NDLR1 Card Index. North Devon Link Road Phase 1: Archive. Card Index. F.13, slides.
SDV56231Migrated Record:
SDV56233Migrated Record:
SDV56234Migrated Record:
SDV56236Migrated Record:
SDV56237Aerial Photograph:
SDV677Report - Survey: Griffith, F. M..

Associated Monuments

MDV21881Part of: Pretty Bench Quarry, Sampford Peverell (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 30 2019 9:14AM