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 Boscastle
Calstock Quay Charlestown kiln 1
Charlestown kiln 2 Cothele Quay kiln 1
Cothele Quay kiln 2 Cuddenbeak Quay
Danescoombe Quay Devoran
East Portholland
Forder Foss, Millbrook
Golant Gorran Haven
Halton Quay Highercliff
Higher Pier, Millbrook Higher Quay, Tideford
Kelly Road Kilhallon
Kilna Park Kilna Quay
Lamorna Cove Lerryn kiln 1
Lerryn kiln 2 Lostwithiel Kiln 1
Lostwithiel Kiln 2 Lostwithiel kiln 3
Milltown Moorswater B
Moorswater C Netstakes kiln 1, Gunnislake
Netstakes kiln 2, Gunnislake Newbridge,Gunnislake
Okel Tor Pendower
Penpoll Perran River (Norway Inn)
Polbathic Polkerris
Pont kiln A Pont kiln B
Port Gaverne Porth, Newquay
Porthleven Portloe
Readymoney Cove Roche
Rough Torr Barn Roundwood
Sandplace kiln 1 Sandplace kiln 2
Sconner Shallowpool
St Germans Quay St John's Ford
St Keyne Treath
Trelew, Mylor Creek  
Wearde Quay West Portholland

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