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Charlestown Limekilns View from Harbour

SC 556320

Description Charlestown Limekilns View from Harbour

Date 2/7/1979

Collection John R Hume

Catalogue Number SC 556320

Category On-line Digital Images

Scope and Content Harbour and kilns, Charlestown, Fife The lime works at Charlestown was established by the fifth Earl of Elgin to supply lime by sea to markets all over the east coast of Scotland. There were thick seams of limestone in the vicinity, and coal a short distance inland. This view shows the original range of kilns from the south. The kiln shafts had drawholes at the sides, with access from the arched tunnels whose arched entrances can be seen here. There was originally another arch to the right. The kilns operated until c1939, though the crushing of limestone continued into the 1950s. The crusher was sited where the openings can be seen in the upper part of the kiln block at the right end. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

External Reference H79/86/14

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/556320

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