MSO11514 - Post-medieval limekiln and limestone quarry, Lower Roadwater (Monument)


A limekiln and quarry are shown on historic mapping. The limekiln appears to have been converted to a shed.

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Type and Period (2)

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Full Description

"Old limekiln" printed on OS 25" map. [1] Nothing shown on OS 1:10,000 map. [2] Not shown on OS 6" map. [3] The limekiln and quarry are also shown on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map. Holley records a limekiln to the south of Roadwater Farm, Lower Roadwater, at ST 0350 3884. The kiln was associated with a limestone quarry and is now used as a shed. [5] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [6]

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey. County Series; 2nd Edition (1st Revision) 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1904, Somerset 47(8).
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1976. 1:10,000 ST03NW.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1888-1914. County Series; 2nd Edition (1st Revision) 6 Inch Map. 1:10560. 1904, 47NE.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1854-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <5> Report: Holley, S.. 1997. An Investigation of Limekilns on Exmoor for the Purposes of Conservation.
  • <6> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 975128, Extant 30 May 2022.



Grid reference Centred ST 0346 3884 (92m by 36m)
Map sheet ST03NW

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO7844
  • National Monuments Record reference: ST 03 NW27
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 975128
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 33902

Record last edited

May 30 2022 2:35PM


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