MSO8338 - Post-medieval lime kilns at Allercott Quarries (Monument)


Two lime kilns, one in good condition and one in poor condition, served by a tramway of which some rail sections survive. They are shown on historic mapping.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

The limekilns are shown on the 1st and 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey maps. [1-3] Two limekilns survive: At SS 9625 3920. A kiln built into a bank and in poor condition. At SS 9610 3920. A kiln in good condition with typical stepped front retaining wall. The kiln was served by a tramway which terminated at the kiln head. Some rusting sections of rail can still be seen. [4] The western limekiln is depicted and labelled on 2018 MasterMap data. [5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1>XY Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. [Mapped feature: #39712 ]
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1904, Somerset 47(5).
  • <3> Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information. J Hardwick, 1 November 1977.
  • <4> Report: Holley, S.. 1997. An Investigation of Limekilns on Exmoor for the Purposes of Conservation.
  • <5>XY Map: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap. [Mapped feature: #39711 ]



Grid reference Centred SS 9616 3924 (131m by 51m)
Map sheet SS93NE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO11622
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 93 NE75
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1128223
  • Somerset SMR PRN (Somerset): 34122

Record last edited

Jan 28 2020 12:16PM


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