MSO8867 - Post-medieval lime kilns at Brendon Hill (Monument)
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ST 0199 3415. Two limekilns, Brendon Hill. Seen as stone foundations and mapped from aerial photographs. A trackway connects the limekilns to the road to the south east, and on the north side of the kilns is an embankment, which presumably had a siding on it in order to link the kilns with the West Somerset Mineral Railway. The limekilns situation suggests they were in operation at the same time as surrounding ironstone mining in the second half of the nineteenth century. [1,2] Derelict lime kilns located to the west side of the Bampton Road Stores site.  'Old Limekilns' printed on the Ordnance Survey first edition Ordnance Survey map of 1888. A railway siding ran to the kilns from the top of the incline but this is not depicted. [4,5] They survive in good condition. A well developed track leads southwards from the kilns to the road, presumably used for transporting raw materials and final product.  The remains of a double-block limekiln built into an artificial embankment lie at ST 0199 3415. The top of the kiln was accessed via a siding from the WSMR.  This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. 
- <1> SMO4068 Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/70387 499-500 (25 September 1970).
- <2> SMO6672 Collection: RCHME: Brendon Hills Mapping Project, ST 03 SW.
- <3> SEM6860 Report: The Hartley Conservation Partnership + David Sekers Consulting Partnership. 2004. West Somerset Mineral Railway Conservation Plan. P.37.
- <4> SEM6703 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1854-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
- <5> SSO1911 Monograph: Sellick R. 1970. The West Somerset Mineral Railway. 31.
- <6> SEM7035 Report: Croft, R.A.. 1992. The West Somerset Mineral Railway Research Design. p5.
- <7> SSO1535 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1904. 25" sheet. 58(3).
- <8> SSO1643 Map: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1962. 6" ST03SW.
- <9> SEM7080 Report: Holley, S.. 1997. An Investigation of Limekilns on Exmoor for the Purposes of Conservation.
- <10> SEM7987 Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 975391, Updated 31 May 2022.
|Grid reference||Centred ST 0200 3413 (49m by 86m)|
|Civil Parish||BROMPTON REGIS, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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- http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=975391 (Original Monarch entry: 975391)
- Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MMO435
- Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO11118
- National Monuments Record reference: ST 03 SW27
- National Park: Exmoor National Park
- NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 975391
- Somerset SMR PRN (Somerset): 33416
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May 31 2022 2:16PM
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