Tosson Lime Kiln
Lime Kiln Rothbury Northumberland

Tosson Lime Kiln

Lime Kiln In Rothbury, Northumberland

The best preserved Lime Kiln in the Northumberland national park at Tosson.

Did you know back in the day there were once 400 lime kilns in Northumberland and Tosson Lime Kiln. I don't think I could visit them all for the Fabulous North, fortunately this one is the best preserved in the national park.

The Tosson Lime Kiln was originally designed for Lord Armstrong of Cragside in 1888 by local architect George Reavell from Alnwick. However it has been recently restored by the Northumberland National Park Authority.

Limestone would have been carted from quarries and coal from local pits to be burned together at a high temperature. The resultant quicklime was used for agricultural improvement and to make mortar. The lime kiln was in operation up to the start of the Second World War when it was thought the glow from the kiln would attract enemy aircraft. Source - Northumberland National Park

Hold on for a rocket shot from Red5.

Just round the corner is Tosson Tower which is also worth a visit.

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55.303107, -1.958404

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Contributed by Simon Hawkins

Thanks for checking out this place on the Fabulous North! I do enjoy a wander out in to the countryside trying to find hidden gems that not many people know about. You can't beat a rogue pele tower up a remote hill, a mysterious stone circle or a stunning waterfall secluded in a forest.

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Tosson Lime Kiln was listed in Lime Kiln // Northumberland // Rothbury