Location Littlemill Kiln 1, Rennington
County Northumberland
Grid Reference NU 227173
Date of visit 4 July 2003

The kilns at Littlemill are a product of the railway age having been developed to serve a market over a wide area using rail to distribute the product. Lying adjacent to the Morpeth to Tweedmouth railway (now the East Coast main line) which opened in 1847 a large commercial kiln was soon built. A little later an even larger bank of kilns was built and these remain as a fine and impressive example of a nineteenth century limeworks.  


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The above image was taken in February 2015 and shows how these kilns have undergone significant restoration work since my visit in 2003.

Littlemill Kiln 2

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