MSO11618 - Post-medieval lime kiln at Ball Copse (Monument)


A lime kiln is shown on historic mapping but no longer appears to be extant.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

SS 9618 4322. "Old limekiln" printed on Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division 6 inch map. [1] No field remains were found. [2] The limekiln is depicted and labelled on the 25 inch 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map at SS 9618 4320. [3] The limekiln is also shown on the Tithe Map for Carhampton. A routeway to the structure begins from a road at c. SS 9605 4316, heads east and then turns northwards at SS 9617 4310 before looping to the west at SS 9623 4320, heading directly to the lime kiln. It is adjacent (within) a parcel of land labelled 1021, which the Apportionment describes as "Lime Kiln Rock". [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1962. 6" 94SE.
  • <2> Report: Holley, S.. 1997. An Investigation of Limekilns on Exmoor for the Purposes of Conservation.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <4> Map: 1840. Carhampton Tithe Map and Apportionment. Land parcel 1021.



Grid reference Centred SS 9618 4320 (13m by 13m)
Map sheet SS94SE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO8325
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 SE62
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1119496
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 34118

Record last edited

Jan 14 2020 4:30PM


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