Lime Kilns

From Historical Hastings

Lime Kilns situated mainly in the vicinity of Wellington Square prior to the 1800s were utilised to produce the building material Lime by the heating of chalk. The chalk was bought in by ship from near Beachy Head and production was stated to be some 120,000 bushels[1] by Parry.[2]

References & Notes

  1. A bushel is an antiquated measure, largely phased out by 1824, but a conversion to cubic metres reveals that the production exceeded 4,000M3
  2. An Historical and Descriptive Account of the Coast of Sussex by John Docra Parry 1803 pg. 231 Google Books