Barningham Lime Kiln Restoration
This project restored a rural lime kiln built in the early part of the 19th Century, located on a frequently used public footpath known by local people as ‘Round the World’. The fabric of the structure was damaged, in disrepair, overgrown with trees and shrubs, and the original stonework needed restoration and pointing. The renovation was to the benefit to residents and visitors alike, and involved local volunteers helping with the removal of trees and shrubs from the site, as well as local contractors to carry out the reconstruction. The preservation of this site was felt to be important to the communities’ understanding of the development of the agricultural revolution and evolving agriculture methods but also has potential to illustrate the wider history of lime burning and industrial archaeology across Teesdale.
This project is now complete