HeritageGateway - Home

Login  |  Register
Site Map
Text size: A A A
You are here: Home > > > > Devon & Dartmoor HER Result
Devon & Dartmoor HERPrintable version | About Devon & Dartmoor HER | Visit Devon & Dartmoor HER online...

See important guidance on the use of this record.

If you have any comments or new information about this record, please email us.


HER Number:MDV49102
Name:Western Limekiln, Castle Road, Warfleet

Summary

One of two limekilns built on a quay terraced into the hillside below Castle Road, probably early to mid 19th century. The kiln could be loaded from a platform just below the level of Castle Road.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 881 503
Map Sheet:SX85SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishDartmouth
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishST.PETROX
Ecclesiastical ParishTOWNSTAL

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX85SE/306
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 387181

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LIME KILN (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Limekiln shown.


Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

'Old Limekiln' shown.


Department of National Heritage, 1994, Dartmouth (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV157498.

Lime kiln and associated quay on the north side of Warfleet in Castle Road, Dartmouth. Riverside quay with lime kiln. Probably early/mid 19th century. Local stone rubble. The quay, about 15-20 metres long, is built up on the rocky edge of Warfleet Creek, and is terraced into the hillside below Castle Road. It contains a lime kiln towards the west end built against the terrace so that it could be loaded from a platform just below the level of Castle Road. At quay level it contains 2 large arched openings up to a timber lintel with low relieving arch over (one replaced by concrete). Deep alcoves behind diminishing to small blocked raking holes. This well-preserved small quay with its lime kiln forms part of the industrial area on lower ground at the head of the creek with the Dartmouth Pottery in Warfleet Creek Road.


Goodwin, N., 2002, Dartmouth Sewerage Treatment Scheme: Warfleet Creek Transfer (Report - Watching Brief). SDV341486.

During the construction of a pumping station at the base of the bridge over Warfleet Creek the remains of a 0.6 metre wide wall was excavated which abutted the west face of the lime kiln.


Batty, M., 2003, South Devon Coast Path Project: a study of the archaeology along the coast path in the South Hams from Staddon Heights to Sharkham Point, 84 (Un-published). SDV336214.

Two hipped and flat topped arches facing approximately east and north are surmounted by a stone arch within the wall. The north-facing arch has a timber beam replacing the original stone. Approximately one metre from the top a line of horizontal slate is protruding from, and going round, the wall. There is evidence of a lean-to building abutting the north-east side and wall beneath the road.


Ordnance Survey, 2013, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV350786.

'Limekiln (disused) shown.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV157498List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of National Heritage. 1994. Dartmouth. Historic Houses Register. A4 Comb Bound.
SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336214Un-published: Batty, M.. 2003. South Devon Coast Path Project: a study of the archaeology along the coast path in the South Hams from Staddon Heights to Sharkham Point. Mixed Archive Material. 84.
SDV341486Report - Watching Brief: Goodwin, N.. 2002. Dartmouth Sewerage Treatment Scheme: Warfleet Creek Transfer. Exeter Archaeology Report. Project 4451. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #93425 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV49103Related to: Eastern Limekiln, Castle Road, Warfleet (Building)
MDV74896Related to: Limekiln at Warfleet (Monument)
MDV74819Related to: Limekiln, Castle Road, Warfleet (Monument)
MDV74895Related to: Three Limekilns, Warfleet (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Apr 2 2013 3:34PM