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HER Number:MDV83465
Name:Limekiln to north-east of Rocknell Cottages, Burlescombe


One of a group of limekilns close to Westleigh Quarry.


Grid Reference:ST 052 167
Map Sheet:ST01NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBurlescombe
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBURLESCOMBE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LIME KILN (Constructed, XVIII to XIX - 1751 AD (Between) to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Old limekiln marked.

Watts, S., 2019, Limekiln north-east of Rocknell Cottages (Ground Photograph). SDV365262.

Photos of limekiln.

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

Ruined structure shown.

Historic England, 2019, National Heritage List for England, 1147628 (National Heritage List for England). SDV362730.

Set of three Limekilns. Probably early C19. Stone rubble with brick dressings. All have tall arches with brick segmental heads and stepping down and inwards in a series of 3 similar arches to the blocked raking out hole through to a circular brick-lined vat. They could be loaded from the top of the slope. One of a group of limekilns close to the Westleigh Quarry which still produces limestone.
See listing description for full details.
Date first listed: 17th March 1988

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV362729Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2019. MasterMap 2019. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #122709 ]
SDV362730National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2019. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital. 1147628.
SDV365262Ground Photograph: Watts, S.. 2019. Limekiln north-east of Rocknell Cottages. Digital.
Linked images:2

Associated Monuments

MDV1479Related to: Quarry west of Westleigh, Burlescombe, Holcombe Rogus (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 13 2023 1:05PM