Location Townhead, Ousby CP
County Cumbria
Grid Reference NY 64655 34413
Date of visit 22 May 2015

A large commercial draw kiln thought to have been constructed in the mid to late nineteenth century. There is a single large oval pot which fed to two draw arches each with three draw holes. It seems that the kiln was never fired after construction was completed. A tramway and inclined plane was constructed down which limestone was to be transported from quarries high on Ladslack Hill. The site and lower tramway route is now a Scheduled Ancient Monument .
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