MSO11617 - Post-medieval lime kiln east of East Harwood (Monument)


A lime kiln is depicted on historic mapping.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

"Old limekiln" printed on 25 inch 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey map. [1] The site of the limekiln is now obscured by modern rubbish, and is visible only as a flat topped mound beside the road. However, it is clear that it was sited immediately west of the Wheddon Cross to Timberscombe Road and that it was loaded from the road. A partially obscured track leads from the road down to the base of the kiln from the north, presumably to allow carts down to collect the lime. [2] The kiln is also depicted and labelled on the 25 inch 1st Edition map. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1903, Somerset 46(3).
  • <2> Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 30 April 1998.
  • <3>XY Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. [Mapped feature: #45939 ]



Grid reference Centred SS 9394 4082 (11m by 9m)
Map sheet SS94SW

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO8316
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 SW55
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1086635
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 34117

Record last edited

Apr 24 2019 10:47AM


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