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HER Number:MDV17633
Name:Two Limekilns at Rocknell Quarry, Burlescombe

Summary

Limekiln. Rocknell quarry. Marked on tithe map no.617 (tithe map). Vis=7/7/1982(griffiths) square stone building in ruins, with three wells and one square-headed arch, facing the roadside, visible (griffiths). Vis=kiln with square headed arch built into side of hill. Survives in ruins alongside (but set back from) road. Marked on tm. Other nearby buildings have been demolished (reed + turton).

Location

Grid Reference:ST 057 172
Map Sheet:ST01NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHolcombe Rogus
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBURLESCOMBE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: ST01NE/11/2
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 95885

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LIME KILN (XVIII to XXI - 1751 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Clements, H. A., Report on Buildings at Risk in the Devon Part of the Blackdown Hills, 21, 70, 119 (Report - non-specific). SDV344049.

Risk level 3A. Poor condition (B.A.R. 2.0.3A). Other details: Photo.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV42083.

Des=tithe map in dro/copy in parish file.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV42084.

Des=dcc conservation section photo/547/2(1982).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV42085.

Reed, s. J. + turton, s. D. /archaeological assessment of westleigh quarry, burlescombe/(1993)2/(emafu report 93.53).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV22836.

Limekiln. Rocknell quarry. Marked on tithe map no.617 (tithe map). Vis=7/7/1982(griffiths) square stone building in ruins, with three wells and one square-headed arch, facing the roadside, visible (griffiths). Vis=kiln with square headed arch built into side of hill. Survives in ruins alongside (but set back from) road. Marked on tm. Other nearby buildings have been demolished (reed + turton).


English Heritage, 2010, Historic Houses Register (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV154869.

Limekilns. Probably early 19th century. Stone rubble with brick dressings. Set of 3 limekilns built against a steep south-east facing hillslope. To right an oblong block projects forward and it contains 2 kilns each raked out from the sides. To left is another built into the hillslope and it is raked out from the front. All have tall outer arches with brick segmental arch and it steps down and inwards in a series of 3 similar arches to the raking out hole through to a circular brick kiln vat. They could be loaded from the top of the slope. This is one of a group of limekilns close to the Westleigh Quarry which still produces limestone. Date listed 17th March 1988.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV154869List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: English Heritage. 2010. Historic Houses Register. Historic Houses Register. Website.
SDV22836Migrated Record:
SDV344049Report - non-specific: Clements, H. A.. Report on Buildings at Risk in the Devon Part of the Blackdown Hills. Devon County Council Report. A4 Comb Bound + Digital. 21, 70, 119.
SDV42083Migrated Record:
SDV42084Migrated Record:
SDV42085Migrated Record:

Associated Monuments

MDV17665Related to: Limekiln at Rocknell Quarry, Burlescombe (Monument)
MDV1479Related to: QUARRY in the Parish of Burlescombe, Holcombe Rogus (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4580 - Buildings at Risk Survey

Date Last Edited:Aug 31 2017 11:55AM