The Hoffman Kiln

The Hoffman Kiln

The Hoffman Kiln

The Hoffman Kiln

This remarkable industrial monument is one of only two in Britain to survive more or less intact. It was an unusual, yet efficient form of limekiln, burning the lime by means of a continuous fire which operated over a gigantic tunnel-oven. Coal and limestone were burned on a continual loading process, the hydrated lime being loaded into waiting rail-wagons. The magnificent structure has been compared, in the scale and elegance of it's brick arches, with the great Cellarium at Fountains Abbey.

Taken - 10/12/2006
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Stainforth, Ribblesdale, Yorkshire Dales
Photographer:
Stephen Dutch