MSO8059 - Post-medieval lime kiln at Bossington Beach (Monument)


The site of a limekiln at Bossington beach, the easternmost of four kilns shown on an estate map of 1809. No traces are visible on the ground.

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SS 8923 4840. The site of a lime kiln located on the coast at Bossington Beach near Porlock. The site of the most easterly of four kilns is shown on an 1809 Bossington Estate map. The kilns are depicted as unannotated open circles but appear in the apportionment as 'Lime Kiln'. [1] The other three kilns (MSO8056, MSO8057 and MSO8058) are also shown on the 1842 Tithe Map as unannotated rectangular buildings but this one is not, suggesting that it had already gone by then. [2] The site falls on a massive shingle bank but there is no evidence of its existance on the ground now. No survey action. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Survey: 1809-1812. Survey and Valuation of the Manor of Bossington.
  • <2> Map: Collard Cox, W.. 1841. Luccombe Tithe Map and Apportionment.
  • <3> Unpublished document: Sainsbury, I.S.S. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 22 November 1994.



Grid reference Centred SS 8923 4839 (10m by 10m) (Estimated from sources)
Map sheet SS84NE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Coastal Risk 2014: Flood Zone 3 tidal
  • Coastal Risk 2016: Flood Zone 2 tidal
  • Coastal Risk 2016: Flood Zone 3 tidal
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO10286
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 NE53
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • National Trust HER Record: MNA165235
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 957659
  • Shoreline Management Plan 2 (0-20)
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 18072

Record last edited

Aug 17 2020 12:28PM


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