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HER Number:MDV897
Name:Limekiln south-east of Rumsam Bridge, Bishops Tawton


Site of limekiln and associated building shown on the Tithe Map.


Grid Reference:SS 562 314
Map Sheet:SS53SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBishop's Tawton
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBISHOP'S TAWTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS53SE/15

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LIME KILN (XVII to XIX - 1601 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Devon County Council, 1838-1848, Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848 (Cartographic). SDV349431.

Two buildings depicted on Tithe Map in southern half of field 347.

Balkwill, C. J., 1976, Barnstaple By-Pass, No. 5 (Report - Survey). SDV71430.

A lime kiln and associated building, of which neither still stand or appeared on the 1885 Ordnance Survey, were served by a channel to the Taw, now filled in.

J. A. Story and Partners, 25/09/1970, 76 70, 76 70 145-146 (Aerial Photograph). SDV78584.

Griffiths, D. M., 28/06/1984, Limekiln on route of Barnstaple Bypass (Personal Comment). SDV78585.

Site visit 28th June 1984. No visible sign of limekiln, although there is a slight, almost semi-circular platform on the site. Channel not apparent on the ground but shows on aerial photographs. On line of Barnstaple Bypass.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV71430Report - Survey: Balkwill, C. J.. 1976. Barnstaple By-Pass. Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology Rural Survey. Unknown. No. 5.
SDV78584Aerial Photograph: J. A. Story and Partners. 25/09/1970. 76 70. Unknown. 76 70 145-146.
SDV78585Personal Comment: Griffiths, D. M.. 28/06/1984. Limekiln on route of Barnstaple Bypass. Not Applicable.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Aug 1 2019 1:22PM