Post-medieval lime kilns at Strancliffe Lane (MLE 9914)

  • ID (Preferred Ref.): MLE9914
  • Name: Post-medieval limekilns at Strancliffe Lane
  • Map Sheet: SK51NE
  • Grid Reference: Centroid SK 574 183 (MBR: 42m by 50m)
  • Summary: The 1880s 1st edition OS map shows limekilns in the north-west corner of the field. These were linked by a track to the limestone pits to the north. The 'pot kilns' were recorded during evaluation in 2005 and excavated in 2006. There was also evidence of quarrying.
  • Description: Five sophisticated 'pot' kilns within a rectangular enclosure. They measured 3.9-4.2m diameter (upper section), 2.8-3.3m deep, tapering to 0.9m at the base. They were brick lined. Symmetrically located around each kiln were three vertical flues. At the base of the kilns there were circular brick-built ring flues. A curved metal grill was recovered from a demolition layer. Archaeomagnetic dating gave last firing dates of 1870-1880 and 1885-1910.

Sources

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  •  Reference: Unpublished document: McAree, D. 2007. Archaeological excavation at Cotes Road, Barrow upon Soar. / Unpublished document: Redvers-Higgins, N. 2005. Cotes Road, Barrow upon Soar: archaeological evaluation report.


Location - Administrative Areas

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


Monument/Component Types

  • QUARRY (Late Post-medieval - 1801 AD to 1899 AD)
  • LIME KILN (Late Post-medieval to Modern - 1850 AD? to 1910 AD?)

Find Types

  • CLAY PIPE (SMOKING) (6-10) (Post-medieval - 1540 AD to 1899 AD) (from Event: ELE5210)
  • SHERD (>10) (Late Post-medieval - 1800 AD to 1899 AD) (from Event: ELE5210)

Associated Activities/Events

  • Event ID: ELE4327 / ELE5210 
  • Name/Ref: Cotes Road, Barrow upon Soar: archaeological evaluation report (Ref: 04/0999/2) / Archaeological excavation at Cotes Road, Barrow upon Soar
  • Organisation: Oxford Archaeology / Northamptonshire Archaeology
 

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Last Updated. 10-January-2016 By admin