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Charlestown, Limekilns View of frontage from East Harbour Road, (from E)

SC 451839

Description Charlestown, Limekilns View of frontage from East Harbour Road, (from E)

Date 5/10/1974

Collection John R Hume

Catalogue Number SC 451839

Category On-line Digital Images

Scope and Content Limekilns, Charlestown, Fife This is the largest group of kilns in Scotland -14 in all - built by successive earls of Elgin. Initially the lime was shipped from the adjacent harbour, and coal probably came in the same way. In the early 19th century the Elgin Railway was built. This view shows the kilns from the east, with the oldest range in the foreground, and the later ones behind the trees on the left. In the last years of operation of the limeworks the kilns were not used, and there was a stone crusher above these kilns. The Elgin Railway brought coal for the kilns - and for shipment from the harbour - from Dunfermline. Later the North British Railway built a branch line to the harbour. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

External Reference H74/248/10


File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

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Collection Level (551 147) John R Hume

> Item Level (SC 451839) Charlestown, Limekilns View of frontage from East Harbour Road, (from E)

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