Listed Building

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MIDDLEMAINS LIME KILNSLB18894

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
13/05/1991
Local Authority
East Lothian
Planning Authority
East Lothian
Parish
Saltoun
NGR
NT 4728 6917
Coordinates
347280, 669170

Description

Rebuilt 1817-20. Rectangular double kiln (circa 45'x60') battered and abutting hillside; squared rubble. 2, 4-draw kilns, each with

3 independent vent arches, and 1 common arch, all stone vaulted;

3 arches to front, 2 to each side.

Statement of Special Interest

Former quarry nearby. Ramp to upper area of kilns. Common design for lime kilns in East Lothian; similar structures to be found at Catcraig, Skateraw and Phantassie, for example.

References

Bibliography

B Skinner LIME INDUSTRY IN THE LOTHIANS (1969) p42. J Hume INDUSTRIAL ARCHAEOLOGY OF SCOTLAND (1976) Vol I, p124.

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