Post-medieval lime kilns at Cotes Road (MLE 16966

  • ID (Preferred Ref.): MLE16966
  • Name: Post-medieval lime kilns at Cotes Road
  • Map Sheet: SK51NE
  • Grid Reference: Centroid SK 573 184 (MBR: 59m by 45m)
  • Summary: Excavation in 2006 showed that the land had been quarried, reinstated, then 4 circular kilns had been cut into it. The kilns were an inverted cone shape; surviving brick courses show they were originally lined. They were last fired in the C18th/C19th.
  • Description: Two of the kilns were fully excavated. The kilns were circular, 3-4m diameter tapering to about 1.3m at the base and up to 2.2m deep. The inverted, cone-shaped, 'pot' kilns had originally been lined with brick. The kilns had narrow entrances up to 0.6m high and 0.65m wide. These were abutted on each side by drystone walls up to 1.4m high, built of limestone blocks, which formed curving walls enclosing an oval working space. Archaeomagnetic dating gave last firing dates of 1700-1750 and 1825-1870. '1'


Sources

  • Number: '1' 
  • Reference: Unpublished document: McAree, D. 2007. Archaeological excavation at Cotes Road, Barrow upon Soar.


Location - Administrative Areas

  • Civil Parish: Barrow-upon-Soar, Charnwood, Leicestershire


Monument/Component Types

  • LIME KILN (Late Post-medieval - 1700 AD? to 1870 AD?)

Find Types

  • SHERD (>10) (Early Post-medieval to Late Post-medieval - 1680 AD to 1899 AD) (from Event: ELE5210)


Associated Activities/Events

  • Event ID: ELE5210 
  • Name/Ref: Archaeological excavation at Cotes Road, Barrow upon Soar
  • Organisation: Northamptonshire Archaeology
 

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Last Updated. 10-January-2016 By admin