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HER Number:MDV530
Name:Halspill Limekilns, Weare Gifford

Summary

Remains of two limekilns at Lower Netherdown. They were built for Lord Rolle, circa 1823-4.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 469 235
Map Sheet:SS42SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishWeare Giffard
DistrictTorridge
Ecclesiastical ParishWEARE GIFFARD
Ecclesiastical ParishWEARE GIFFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS42SE/3
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LIME KILN (Built, XIX - 1823 AD to 1824 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Limekilns marked at Halspill.


Department of Environment, 1959, Torrington RD Provisional List, 18 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV118.

DoE lists 'ruins of stone lime kiln with arched entrances' .


Department of Environment, 1960, Weare Giffard (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV323265.

Halspill Lime Kiln.
Lime kiln. Built for Lord Rolle, c. 1823-4. Coursed and roughly dressed slatestone rubble. Kiln has brick semi-circular arches over openings and earth ramp to first-floor level. One of a group of lime kilns built along the river Torridge, part of a project financed by Lord Rolle: the limestone was brought from the Gower Peninsula and Caldy Island for use on local farms.


North Devon Archaeological Society, 1960 - 1964, North Devon Lime Kilns Survey (Archive - Survey). SDV348205.


Minchinton, W. E., 1973, Industrial Archaeology in Devon, 14 (Monograph). SDV7016.

Lime-kiln.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1978, SS42SE13 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV8439.

Two limekilns at Hallspill, on the south bank of the River Torridge (1887 25 inch Ordnance Survey map).


Griffith, F. M., 1984, Untitled Source (Personal Comment). SDV8441.

Limekilns seen from road. Very large impressive specimens (at least two survive). Apparently in fair condition but overgrown.


Snell, R., 1986, Green Lanes in Devon Project (Un-published). SDV8442.


University of Southampton, 2018, North Devon Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey Desk-Based Assessment, No. 69 (Interpretation). SDV361978.

Halspill limekiln.


Ordnance Survey, 2019, MasterMap 2019 (Cartographic). SDV362729.

Disused kilns marked at Lower Netherdowns.


Historic England, 2019, National Heritage List for England, 171647 (National Heritage List for England). SDV362730.

Halspill Lime Kiln. Lime kiln. Built for Lord Rolle, c. 1823-4. Coursed and roughly dressed slatestone rubble. Kiln has brick semi-circular arches over openings and earth ramp to first-floor level. One of a group of lime kilns built along the river Torridge, part of a project financed by Lord Rolle: the limestone was brought from the Gower Peninsula and Caldy Island for use on local farms.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV118List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1959. Torrington RD Provisional List. Historic Houses Register. Unknown. 18.
SDV323265List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1960. Weare Giffard. Historic Houses Register. Website.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV348205Archive - Survey: North Devon Archaeological Society. 1960 - 1964. North Devon Lime Kilns Survey. North Devon Lime Kilns Survey. Mixed Archive Material.
SDV361978Interpretation: University of Southampton. 2018. North Devon Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey Desk-Based Assessment. RCZAS. Digital. No. 69.
SDV362729Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2019. MasterMap 2019. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV362730National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2019. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital. 171647.
SDV7016Monograph: Minchinton, W. E.. 1973. Industrial Archaeology in Devon. Industrial Archaeology in Devon. Paperback Volume. 14.
SDV8439Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1978. SS42SE13. OSAD Card. Card Index + Digital.
SDV8441Personal Comment: Griffith, F. M.. 1984.
SDV8442Un-published: Snell, R.. 1986. Green Lanes in Devon Project. Green Lanes in Devon Project. Not applicable. Unknown.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV5610 - A Study of Limekilns in North Devon

Date Last Edited:Feb 6 2019 1:06PM