remains of four limekilns, Bossington, Holnicote Estate

Record ID:  115412 / MNA165235
Record type:  Monument
Protected Status: None Recorded
NT Property:  Holnicote Estate; South West
Civil Parish:  Selworthy; West Somerset; Somerset
Grid Reference:  SS 8915 4833
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Summary

there are fragmentary remains of three lime kilns, and map evidence for a fourth, immediately east of the mid-19c surviving kiln (site 115233).

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Monument Types

  • LIME KILN (18th C - 1701 AD to 1800 AD)

Description

there are fragmentary remains of three lime kilns, and map evidence for a fourth, immediately east of the mid-19c surviving kiln (site 115233). The remnants are set into the north side of the bank along the south edge of the shingle ridge. Of the western most kiln part of the west and south sides survive, of the next kiln part of the south side, of the surviving eastern one only part of the footings remain. The 1809-12 Holnicote Estate Survey shows a fourth, eastern, kiln, this would be on the pebble ridge and no evidence for it remains. The kilns are in field B.22 held by Robert Griffiths and William Elworthy, under Glend’s, Pool’s, Abington’s etc. The farmhouses were 8 and 9 Bossington and Olands, both listed under the same holding. B.22 is given as Lime Kiln, it may be that only one was in use at any one time.[1]

References

  • SNA65155 - Unpublished document: Isabel Richardson. 2007. Bossington Farm Archaeological Survey.

  • SZN48220 - Unpublished document: Isabel Richardson. 2001. Archaeological Survey of the Holnicote Estate, Somerset.

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Associated Events

  • ENA3149 - Field Survey, Archaeological Survey of the Holnicote Estate 2001
  • ENA6642 - Field Survey, Bossington Farm Archaeological Survey

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