MDE11756 - Post-medieval limekiln on the east side of the River Lyn at Lynmouth (Monument)

Summary

A limekiln on the east side of the River Lyn at Lynmouth is depicted on a print of 1814. It is shown as an unnamed feature on the Ordnance Survey 25inch map of 1904, but its site is now covered by an embankment wall built after the 1952 flood.

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Full Description

SS 72373 49496. A limekiln is depicted on a print dated 1814. It is located on the eastern side of the River Lyn at Lynmouth [1]. Bright's Map of 1824 does not show the kiln [2] but the 1904 Ordnance Survey map shows an unannotated rectangular feature with a circular interior - probably the kiln [3]. It was possibly destroyed in the flood of 1952 as its site is now covered by a massive embankment wall built after the floods. [4] A site visit in 1996 confirmed the absence of remains. The landowner was recorded as Rev. Thomas Roe on the Lynmouth Tithe Map. [5,6] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [7]

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <1> Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information. 1814 pen & ink print in the possession of Dr E Mold, 10 Longmead, Lynton, North Devon.
  • <2> Article in serial: Chanter, J.F.. 1906. The Parishes of Lynton and Countisbury. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 38. 114-224. Map 126.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1904, Devon Sheet 3(9).
  • <4> Unpublished document: Sainsbury, I.S.S. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 28 October 1993.
  • <5> Map: <1841. Countisbury Tithe Map and Apportionment.
  • <6> Report: Holley, S.. 1997. An Investigation of Limekilns on Exmoor for the Purposes of Conservation. Site number 026, Appendix 9.
  • <7> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 926381, Extant 15 December 2021.

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 7237 4949 (point) Historic mapping
Map sheet SS74NW
Civil Parish LYNTON AND LYNMOUTH, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Other Statuses/References

  • Coastal Risk 2014: Flood Zone 3 fluvial & tidal
  • Coastal Risk 2016: Flood Zone 2 fluvial and tidal
  • Coastal Risk 2016: Flood Zone 3 fluvial and tidal
  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 53805
  • Devon SMR: SS74NW/228
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE21534
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 NW87
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 926381

Record last edited

Dec 15 2021 4:32PM

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