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HER Number:MDV20407
Name:Greater Kiln Close, field name


Tithe map field names this plot 'Greater Kiln Close'; partner to 'Little Kiln Close' to the south of the road. These are associated with Oxenham Quarry.


Grid Reference:SX 662 946
Map Sheet:SX69SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSouth Tawton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSOUTH TAWTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX69SE/114

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • KILN (XVIII to XIX - 1800 AD to 1840 AD (Between))

Full description

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

King, A. C., 1979, A30 Okehampton Bypass: Final Report, (26/2/1979)no 24 (worksheet) (Report - Survey). SDV343861.

Tithe Map field name Greater Kiln Close.

Born, A., 1991, Limestone, limekilns and the lime burning industry north and west of Dartmoor, 237 (Article in Serial). SDV336835.

Oxenham Farm Quarry probably served kilns in two fields on each side of approach drive, called in the Tithe apportionment 'Great Kiln' and 'Little Kiln' fields. The one surviving kiln is wide across top of pot, but extensively damaged, constructed of crumbling limestone with no lining and no entrance arch protecting the stoke hole.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336835Article in Serial: Born, A.. 1991. Limestone, limekilns and the lime burning industry north and west of Dartmoor. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 123. A5 Paperback. 237.
SDV343861Report - Survey: King, A. C.. 1979. A30 Okehampton Bypass: Final Report. Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology Report. Mixed Archive Material. (26/2/1979)no 24 (worksheet).
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV20410Related to: Little Kiln Close, field name (Monument)
MDV42377Related to: Oxenham Quarry, South Tawton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 13 2015 12:03PM