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HER Number:MDV32680
Name:Limekiln by Fremington Pill


The best preserved of a group of limekilns built into the bank of Fremington Pill. Of 19th century date.


Grid Reference:SS 513 331
Map Sheet:SS53SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishFremington
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishFREMINGTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS53SW/59
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 98720

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1932, 13NW*. Revision of 1932 (Cartographic). SDV335649.

'Old Limekilns' shown.

Ordnance Survey, 1964, Untitled Source (Cartographic). SDV339898.

Limekilns not shown.

Horner, W., 1994, Fremington Limekilns (Personal Comment). SDV342190.

Visited 7th May 1994. Partially overgrown by woodland. Ministry of Defence warning sign displayed on wall.

North Devon District Council, 2003, North Devon Buildings at Risk Survey 2000-2003, 35 (Report - Survey). SDV344372.

Top overgrown - tree growing out of walling to rear. Arch to retaining wall (attached to right hand side) has collapsed. Other details: Photograph.

Wessex Archaeology, 2007, RMB Chivenor Flood Defence Scheme Barnstaple, Devon: Archaeological Desk-based Assessment, 10 (Report - Assessment). SDV342125.

Other details: WA 99.

Ordnance Survey, 2009, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV341569.

'Limkilns (disused) shown.

Department of Environment, 29/05/1986, Fremington, 4 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV342173.

Limekiln circa 10 metres north of the disused railway track on the west bank of the entry to Fremington Pill Estuary, 19th century. Stone rubble with interior brick lining. Square on plan with 2 massive buttresses to front. Access to brick lined well with firing holes around base by rear passage with entrance to left side. The limekiln is built into the bank of Fremington Pill Estuary and is the best preserved of the 3 limekilns on this west bank. Other details: LBS 98720.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV335649Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1932. 13NW*. Revision of 1932. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 6 inch Map. Map (Paper).
SDV339898Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1964. Ordnance Survey 6 inch map. Map (Paper).
SDV341569Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2009. MasterMap. MasterMap. Digital. [Mapped feature: #87536 ]
SDV342125Report - Assessment: Wessex Archaeology. 2007. RMB Chivenor Flood Defence Scheme Barnstaple, Devon: Archaeological Desk-based Assessment. Wessex Archaeology Report. 67300.01. A4 Stapled + Digital. 10.
SDV342173List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 29/05/1986. Fremington. Historic Houses Register. A4 Comb Bound. 4.
SDV342190Personal Comment: Horner, W.. 1994. Fremington Limekilns.
SDV344372Report - Survey: North Devon District Council. 2003. North Devon Buildings at Risk Survey 2000-2003. North Devon District Council Report. A4 Stapled + Digital. 35.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4490 - RMB Chivenor Flood Defence Scheme Barnstaple, Devon: Archaeological Desk-based Assessment
  • EDV4599 - North Devon Buildings at Risk Survey 2000-2003

Date Last Edited:Mar 3 2010 8:44AM