Photographer's Note

Good morning Everyone,

My photograph shows the lime kilns which are situated next to Beadnell Harbour.

There are 3 lime kilns, the earliest of which was built in 1789.

By lighting fires in these kilns and adding crushed limestone, lime was produced. The lime was used as a fertiliser, to make acidic land more productive and in making mortar for buildings.

The lime kilns were very well placed for transporting the lime by ship, much of it going to Scotland.

By 1822 they had fallen out of use as kilns, but they were used by local fishermen for curing herrings.

The kilns have now been given listed status, for heir protection and belong to the National Trust

In the background, you will see the turreted property which is called Beach Court. We stayed there for a few days!

I will add a second photograph to show their situation with regard to the harbour.

Thank you for your interest, Bev :-)

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Additional Photos by Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8255 W: 345 N: 19056] (75378)
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