MSO7441 - Post-medieval limekiln at West Luccombe (Monument)
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Type and Period (1)
- None recorded
A limekiln has been annotated on the 1:10000 1975 record sheet but the source of the information is unclear.  A limekiln is depicted on the 1st edition 25" map in West Luccombe village, at SS 8995 4616, close to a limestone quarry.  The kiln was surveyed by Holley in November 1996. The tithe map recorded that the landowner in 1840 was Sir Thomas Dyke-Acland and the occupier was Mary Stoate. It is built of slates and sandstone and was approximately 4m in height. The remains included a parapet, inspection door, chimney, lime shed and lime-burner's shelter. Two sides of the combustion chamber were noted to have collapsed but the front retaining wall was in a good condition.  The limekiln is also shown on the 1931 and 1962 6 inch maps and labelled 'old limekiln'. [4,5]
- <1> SMO5308 Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information or Staff Comments. King L, Inventory - RCHME.
- <2> SEM6703 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1889, Somerset 34(6).
- <3> SEM7080 Report: Holley, S.. 1997. An Investigation of Limekilns on Exmoor for the Purposes of Conservation. Site number 19.
- <4> SEM7421 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1931. 6 Inch Map: 1931. 1:10560.
- <5> SEM7220 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1962. 6 Inch Map: 1962. 1:10560.
|Grid reference||Centred SS 8989 4613 (8m by 10m) (Estimated from sources)|
|Civil Parish||LUCCOMBE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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External Links (1)
- http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1127395 (Original Monarch entry: 1127395)
- Coastal Risk 2014: Flood Zone 3 fluvial
- Coastal Risk 2016: Flood Zone 2 fluvial
- Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO11314
- National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 NE43
- National Park: Exmoor National Park
- National Trust HER Record: MNA165231
- Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1127395
- Site of Special Scientific Interest
- Somerset SMR PRN (Somerset): 33669
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Jul 11 2016 2:23PM
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