East Lomond Limekiln

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Name East Lomond Limekiln
Other names
Date Early 19th century
OS grid ref NO 23794 05824
Latitude & longitude 56°14′20″N 3°13′52″W

East Lomond Limekiln is a former limekiln on the western slopes of the East Lomond Hill

HES listing details[1]
Reference: LB51769 Date: 08/07/2011 Category: B
Address/Site Name

East Lomond Limekiln


Probably early 19th century. Increasingly rare survival of large, imposing, rectangular-plan disused single pot limekiln in prominent position on open ground to W of East Lomond Hill and to E of Falkland. Typical in plan and size of many limekilns of this date, built into raised ground to allow vehicular access for ease of loading limestone from above, and with arched openings at exposed faces. Snecked, roughly squared and coursed rubble. Segmentally-headed, voussoired draw arches, through passage to rear, battered angle

Statement of special interest

The limekiln at the former East Lomond Quarry is one of few surviving examples in anything like original condition. Fine, architecturally significant structures of this type and scale, with little or no apparent alterations, are important features in the landscape and are becoming increasingly rare. Stylistically this type of kiln typically dates from the late 18th to early 19th centuries. [...]