While taking a break for a few days in Northumberland, I happened across an unusual building. My friends and I made enquiries about the place and, being is is accessible from the public footpaths, we decided to visit it. Turns out it’s a 19th Century lime kiln – and one of the largest in the country. This tour shows the inside of the kiln (actually a set of eight in this Gothic styled, stone monolith) taken so as to clearly show the internal brickwork as well as the outer openings to the countryside.
Pano 8 shows the top of the kilns and the surrounding fields – including the original quarry areas. Now grassed over, the 18th Century workings were used for a smaller kiln dating from the same time that is close by. You can also see the proximity to the rail line which was a major factor in siting the kilns as much of the lime was exported from the international ports at Newcastle.
If you fancy a visit yourself when you are next in Alnwick or close by, here’s the What 3 Words reference to you can easily find the place. Or just look at the 360° tour above to see it in detail from the comfort of your own chair.