march, 2022

02mar20:0021:30Asby History GroupLime burning and land improvement in Westmorland20:00 - 21:30 Asby Village Hall

Limestone Industries of the Yorkshire Dales

Event Details

Speaker:  Dr David Johnson



Lime kilns are one of the most common archaeological features to be found in Westmorland and the Dales.  Members of AHG will have passed examples, many times, during walks around the parish landscape and beyond.
This illustrated talk relies on archival cartographic and documentary sources as well as landscape archaeology to explain why – and when – lime was produced in such prodigious quantities.


For background reading:

Those who wish to undertake some background reading can look at a published paper by David:
Transactions of the Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society“, Series 3, Vol 13 (2013).
Unfortunately, the full article is not available on-line to non-members of CWAAS until 2023. If anybody does wish to read it, the relevant volume is available for reference in Appleby Library.
…or click on ‘LEARN MORE‘ below for an abstract.

For a fuller treatment see:
Johnson, D “Limestone Industries of the Yorkshire Dales“, Second Edition, 2010; ISBN: 9781445600604.


All welcome:
AHG members free; non-members £3 (including refreshments).




(Wednesday) 20:00 - 21:30


Asby Village Hall

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