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HER Number:MDV80606
Name:Limekilns at Westleigh Quarry


Set of three early 19th century limekilns.


Grid Reference:ST 056 170
Map Sheet:ST01NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBurlescombe
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBURLESCOMBE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 95885

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

McCallum, D., 1993, Survey of Limekilns, Westleigh Quarry (Un-published). SDV347749.

Kiln 4. Not visited, but appears very similar to Kiln 3 (Monument 17664). Set back from the road.

English Heritage, 2011, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV347072.

Limekilns. Probably early 19th century. Stone rubble with brick dressings. Set of 3 limekilns built against a steep south-east facing hillslope. To right an oblong block projects forward and it contains 2 kilns each raked out from the sides. To left is another built into the hillslope and it is raked out from the front. All have tall outer arches with brick segmental arch and it steps down and inwards in a series of 3 similar arches to the raking out hole through to a circular brick kiln vat. They could be loaded from the top of the slope. This is one of a group of limekilns close to the Westleigh Quarry which still produces limestone. Date listed 17th March 1988.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV347072National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2011. National Heritage List for England. Website. [Mapped feature: #48963 ]
SDV347749Un-published: McCallum, D.. 1993. Survey of Limekilns, Westleigh Quarry. File Note. A4 Stapled + Digital.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Aug 31 2017 12:00PM