Siting the kilns
Loading the kiln
Wooden kindling was used to light the fire at the bottom and gradually the temperature would increase to around 1000˚C, hot enough to change the limestone into lime.
After 4 – 5 days hot, crumbly lime was raked out of the hearth at the bottom and loaded into wagons. It was hard, physical work that had to be done carefully as lime is highly caustic and can cause horrific burns.