Cumbria Limekilns

Kiln at Ashgill


Limestone is found right around Cumbria, usually at the edges of the central volvanic area. The limeburning industry that developed has left a large number of remains of the smaller field kilns across the uplands. It is clear that lime for agricultural improvement was a significant factor and these intermittent farm kilns have often survived due to their relative remoteness.

There are a number of websites covering limekilns in Cumbria. These include:
Industries of Cumbria
Limestone Heritage Project (Arnside/Silverdale)

If you have any comments please let me know.

Arnside Tower Asby Gill
Asby Grange Ash Fell Edge kiln 1
Ash Fell Edge kiln 2 Ashgill kiln 1
Ashgill kiln 2 Askham
Ayle Bampton
Banks, Bewcastle Barbondale
Barbon High Fell Baron's Cross
Barrow Scout Baycliff Haggs
Bents Berrier
Berrier End Birkett Common
Bishop Hill Boon Town Farm
Boot Of The Wold Borderrigg, Bewcastle
Bothel Bottoms Farm, Silverdale
Brackenber Quarry Brackenthwaite
Brackenthwaite, Castle Carrock kiln 1  
Bradley's Leap, Dentdale Breaskay Hill, Dowbiggin
Briery Bank, Arnside Brinns Crag, Shap
Busk Casterton Fell
Casterton Fell 2 Castle How
Catcrag Cat Crag Quarry
Clint Quarry Clints Quarry kiln 1
Clints Quarry kiln 2 Clints Quarry kiln 3
Clowsgill Cocklock kiln 1
Cocklock kiln 2 Coldwell Lane
Coldwell Lime Works Cote Moor, Ravenstonedale
Crag Lane Lower, Rosgill Crag Lane Upper, Rosgill
Croft Head, Kent Valley Crooks Beck
Cropshall Crosby Garrett
Danny Bridge Dawson Fold
Dent Head Farm Derwent Bank
Dove Nest Drybeck
Elm Pot Ewegales, Dentdale
Faw Moor Fell End, Ravenstonedale 1
Fell End Ravenstonedale 2 Fell End 3
Fell End Farm Flodder Hall
Flusco Lodge Foresthead
Gibbs Hall, Dent Gillhead Quarry, kiln 1
Gillhead Quarry kiln 2 Gleaston
Grange-over-Sands Greenends
Greenodd Grenfell Kiln 1
Grenfell Kiln 2 Grenfell Kiln 3
Hackthorpe High Plantation Haggbeck
Handley's Bridge Harberwain Plantation
Hardendale Nab Hawes Farm, nr Natland
Hazelslack Farm Henridding
Heversham High Barn, Rosgill
High Barns Wood, Levens Park High Chapel, Dentdale
High Cote Lane, Slackhead High Cup
High Dovengill High Farm, Crosthwaite
High Ground,Flinter Gill High Haber
High Ireby kiln 1 High Ireby kiln 2
High Ireby kiln 3 High Ireby kiln 4
Hill House Holeslack Farm, nr Brigsteer
Howgillsike Howhill
Howhill Quarry kiln 1 Howhill Quarry kiln 2
Hugh's Moss, Garsdale Common  
Jack Scout Keldishaw kiln 1
Keldishaw kiln 2 Kelleth kiln 1
Kelleth kiln 2 Kelleth kiln 3
Kelleth kiln 4 Kelleth kiln 5
Kirkby Stephen kiln 1 Kirkby Stephen kiln 2
Knock Leighton House, nr Beetham
Levens Levens Park
Limekiln Bridge, Bothel Lindeth Lodge Farm, Silverdale
Little Dovecote Gill Low Frith
Lowhouse Beck, near Winster Low House Farm, Helsington
Mallerstang kiln 1 Mallerstang kiln 2
Mid Lee House, Garrigill Middle Skydes
Morland kiln 1 Morland kiln 2
Moss Dyke Moss House Farm, Yealand Conyers
Mousegill Quarry, Haile  
Mungrisdale Murrah Hall
Nateby kiln 1 Nateby kiln 2
Near Turnings, Garrigill Newbiggin-on-Lune
Northrigg Hill Orton
Orton Scar Ousby Townhead
Outhgill Pardshaw Hall
Peacock Hill, Dent Peter Lane, Yealand Conyers
Ravenstonedale Redhills, Dacre
Rinnion Hills Rosgill Kiln 1
Rosgill Kiln 2 Row
Sailrigg Quarry Kiln 1 Sailrigg Quarry Kiln 2
Sailrigg Quarry Kiln 3 Sandside Quarry
Scales Green Kiln 1 Scales Green Kiln 2
Scales Green Kiln 3 Scarside
Scow Scroggy Bank
Seawood Farm, nr Baycliff Slapestone Bridge, Raisbeck
Sloats Limeworks Kiln 1 Sloats Limeworks Kiln 2
Smardale Smardale Fell
Snab End kiln 1 Snab End kiln 2
Snab End kiln 3 Stockastead
Stonehouse Bridge Street kiln 1
Street kiln 2 Summer House Hill, Yealand Conyers
Thortergill Tommy Road kiln 1
Tommy Road kiln 2 Thrang Brow, Yealand Storrs
Thrimby Waitby Common
Wardhall Lime Works  
Warnell kiln 3 Warton Crag
Warton kiln 1 Warton kiln 2
Water Houses Wat Riggs
Waterslack Farm, Silverdale Whale Moor Bothy
Wharrels Quarry Whitbarrow Road
White Rake Whitehaven Harbour
Whity Knots kiln 3 Will Hill, Newbiggin-on-Lune
Windmore End Quarry Winton kiln 1
Winton kiln 2 Wood Edge, Beetham
Yellow Gill, Dent Yewdale

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