Site of Post Medieval Lime Kilns 300m E of The Lawn

Description of this historic site

The site of lime kilns dating to the Post Medieval period. They were situated 600m south east of Coton Lawn.

Notes about this historic site

1 Recent fieldwork has located the outlines in plough soil of 24 kilns. 2 additional kilns have been excavated. The field is adjacent to limestone outcrops and it seems reasonable to assume that the structures are lime kilns. The excavated examples appear to be 17th or 18th century.
2 Correspondance on the pair of kilns excavated in September-October 1974. The second kiln was oval in plan, constructed mainly of baked clay, reinforced at the entrance with limestone blocks, smoothed off with a daubed layer of clay. Terminus post quem of 15th century, with the kiln cutting a feature containing pottery of this date.

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