Pickering Quarries, Lime Kilns

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A substantial set of lime kilns can be found near Rock Cottage / Rooker House at Pickering. Limestone from the nearby quarry would have been heated here to make quicklime.

Possibly the first appearance of myself in a Hidden Teesside post. Photo by John Dale
As so often happens with any abandoned hole, it looks like household rubbish has been tipped into the top of the kilns back in the 60’s. Photo by John Dale
Old map showing the kilns, with railway above for loading limestone from quarries.

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