Location Morwellham Quay kiln 2
County Devon
Grid Reference SX 44658 69753
Date of images 22 April 2015

These two kilns were built in the later eighteenth century to supply lime on a commercial basis to the surrounding area, particularly for agricultural improvement. In 1816-17 at the completion of the Tavistock Canal incline and its plateways, the structure was altered to incorporate a waterwheel powered inclined plane tramway to raise raw materials to the kiln top. This work was undertaken by Gill & Company, who operated Morwellham Quay and were major shareholders and promoters of the Tavistock Canal.
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