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HER Number:MDV51946
Name:Limekiln on Batson Creek, Salcombe


Remains of a limekiln on the south shore near the west end of Batson Creek


Grid Reference:SX 736 396
Map Sheet:SX73NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishSalcombe
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishMALBOROUGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX73NW/130
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LIME KILN (Built, XVIII - 1751 AD (Between) to 1800 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Site of 'Limekiln' shown on 1880s-1890s 25 inch Ordnance Survey map on the south side of 'Batson Creek'.

Department of Environment, 1974, Salcombe, 2 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV155971.

Limekiln remains on south shore near west end of Batson Creek. Probably 18th century, local stone, half rectangle on plan with beehive domed chamber open in centre, north. Walls rise several feet above head of arch.

Turton, S. D., 1993, Archaeological Assessment of SWW Salcombe Marine Discharge Scheme, 5 (Report - Assessment). SDV174932.

Limekiln shown on OrdnanceSurvey 25 inch map of 1886, but not clearly marked on subsequent large scale maps except as 'Limekiln Disused'. Lay to south of a rectangular building (not extant) on the foreshore, just to south of present road. Not observed during fieldwork.

Ordnance Survey, 2024, Mastermap 2024 (Cartographic). SDV365834.

Kiln marked.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV155971List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1974. Salcombe. Historic Houses Register. A4 Spiral Bound. 2.
SDV174932Report - Assessment: Turton, S. D.. 1993. Archaeological Assessment of SWW Salcombe Marine Discharge Scheme. Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit Report. 93.58. A4 Stapled + Digital. 5.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV365834Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2024. Mastermap 2024. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #142029 ]

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV3861 - Archaeological assessment of SWW Salcombe marine discharge scheme

Date Last Edited:Jan 10 2024 3:53PM