Lime Kilns, a View at Clifton near Bristol, Gloucestershire
Artist and engraver: Hassell, J.
Medium: Aquatint, coloured
View of a lime kiln in Clifton, now part of Bristol. Limestone was used for many purposes at this time: including white washing walls, a substitute for cement and to add to soil for agriculture. Many estates which had limestone deposits, had their own lime kilns. When limestone was heated in a kiln, it became the much stronger quicklime.