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Limekilns of the North Pennines


“The Lime Industry has been aptly termed the “Cinderella” of the Chemical industries. Compared with others of equal importance it has been neglected by technical writers and investigators, and manufacturers have been content to use antiquated and insufficient methods of manufacture without any serious attempt at their improvement.”
N.V.S. Knibbs in ‘Lime and Magnesia’, 1924

First printed in 1999 by North Pennines Heritage Trust, this little book attempts to shed light on lime burning in the north Pennines from its first appearance in Roman times until its last gasp in the 1960’s.


North Pennines Heritageg Trust



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Paperback; 210 x 150mm


Black and white illustrations with some colour photographs

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