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Registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation Number 1155775
SWAAG Honorary President:
Tim Laurie FSA

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 615
 Date Entered 05/10/2012
 Updated on 05/10/2012
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Mining Related
 Record Type Industrial Archaeology
 Site Access Public Access Land
 Record Date 04/10/2012
 Location Muker Common. West Greenseat Scar.
 Civil Parish Muker
 Brit. National Grid NY 89457 96645
 Altitude 510m
 Geology Main Limestone.
 Record Name Muker Common.Three limekilns at West Greenseat.
 Record Description The most prominent and the best preserved of three limekilns at West Greenseat is the very fine example located at the western end of West Greenseat Scar, see photo image nos 1-8. The second limekiln is more discretely located on the west bank of Greenseat Beck. This second limekiln (No 2) was approached by a wide metalled roadway which passes through the highest pasture wall at Greenseat Gate. The abutment of the arched bridge over Greenseat Gill is visible. This roadway and the limekiln are shown on Photos 9- 16. The slight remains of a third limekiln (No3) can just be detected at the eastern end of West Greenseat Scar, see photo No 17.
 Dimensions See photographs.
 Additional Notes These three limekilns which are all located at a spectacular location on and above 500m elevation on the southern edge of Upper Swaledale illustrate the importance of Lime Production to the productivity of Dales Farms in the years before the availability of oil based fertilisers. The masonry of Limekiln No 1 is of exceptional quality.
 Image 1 ID 3423         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Greenseat Scar. Limekiln No. 1. The masonry of this fine kiln is of exceptionally high quality.
 Image 2 ID 3424         Click image to enlarge
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 Image 3 ID 3425         Click image to enlarge
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 Image 4 ID 3426         Click image to enlarge
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 Image 5 ID 3427         Click image to enlarge
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 Image 6 ID 3428         Click image to enlarge
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 Image 7 ID 3429         Click image to enlarge
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 Image 8 ID 3430         Click image to enlarge
 Image 8 Description Limekiln No 1 at West Greenseat Scar from below.
 Image 9 ID 3433         Click image to enlarge
 Image 9 Description The roadway to Limekiln No 2 from Greenseat gate to Limekiln No 2 in Greenseat Beck Gill.
 Image 10 ID 3431         Click image to enlarge
 Image 10 Description The roadway to Limekiln No 2 from Greenseat gate to Limekiln No 2 in Greenseat Beck Gill.
 Image 11 ID 3432
 Image 11 Description The roadway to Limekiln No 2 from Greenseat gate to Limekiln No 2 in Greenseat Beck Gill.
 Image 12 ID 3434
 Image 12 Description Limekiln No 2 from Greenseat gate to Limekiln No 2 in Greenseat Beck Gill.
 Image 13 ID 3435
 Image 13 Description Limekiln No 2 in Greenseat Beck Gill.
 Image 14 ID 3436
 Image 14 Description View northward from Limekiln No 2 in Greenseat Beck Gill.
 Image 15 ID 3437
 Image 15 Description View northward from Limekiln No 2 in Greenseat Beck Gill.
 Image 16 ID 3438
 Image 16 Description Remains of Limekiln No 3 at the eastern end of Greenseat Scar. This limekiln has been demolished, possibly to provide stones for nearby drystone walls.
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