Cornish Limekilns

Cothele Quay. Image © Robert Hale 2009


Limeburning was extensive in Cornwall during the 18th and 19th centuries with the majority of kilns being located on the coast and tidal rivers where coal could be easily delivered by sea. There are many more kilns along the south coast of Cornwall compared with that in the north. This is due to the easy availability of lime rich sand along much of the northern shore.

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Bohetherick Quay Calstock Quay
Charlestown Cothele Quay kiln 1
Cothele Quay kiln 2 Cuddenbeak Quay
Danescoombe Quay Devoran
Foss, Millbrook Golant
Halton Quay Highercliff
Higher Pier, Millbrook Higher Quay, Tideford
Kelly Road Kilna Park
Kilna Quay Lamorna Cove
Lostwithiel Kiln 1 Lostwithiel Kiln 2
Milltown Moorswater B
Moorswater C Netstakes kiln 1, Gunnislake
Netstakes kiln 2, Gunnislake Newbridge,Gunnislake
Okel Tor Penpoll
Perran River (Norway Inn)  
Polbathic Polkerris
Pont kiln A Pont kiln B
Port Gaverne Porthleven
Readymoney Cove Rough Torr Barn
Sandplace kiln 1 Sandplace kiln 2
Sconner Shallowpool
St Germans Quay St John's Ford
St Keyne West Portholland

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