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Limekiln Slack - Robin Hoods Bay - Coast to Coast

Limekiln Slack, Robin Hoods Bay, Coast to Coast

Limekiln Slack is a shallow valley sited near to Pursglove Stack near Robin Hoods Bay, and the Coast to Coast path passes by its entrance. This site is the remains of a stone structure sited on the valley floor. Although the name of the valley suggests that it is the remains of an ancient lime kiln, in fact there is no resemblance whatever to such a structure.

The building remains appear to lie atop an artificially constructed platform and is built of tooled and dressed local sandstone. It consists of two main cells, which form a rectangle, the interior of which is obscured by vegetation. It Measures 10 metres by 6 metres and is just short of 1 metre high. The stones have been mortered. There was once a pan tile roof, the debris of which can still be seen but no obvious internal features remain present.

The ruins appear to be an agricultural building of some sort. To the east of the ruin a steep bank of Limekiln Slack has been revetted in similar stone to the ruinous remains, and would seemingly have been vaulted to meet the building at first floor level. The OS maps showing it as a Limekiln are incorrect.
Ancient Limekiln
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Limekiln Slack
Pursglove Stack

Limekiln Slack

Limekiln Slack

Remains of Ancient Limekiln

Remains of Ancient Limekiln
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