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Lime Kilns, a View at Clifton near Bristol, Gloucestershire

Lime Kilns, a View at Clifton near Bristol, Gloucestershire

Artist and engraver: Hassell, J.

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1798

Shelfmark: K Top Vol. 13

Item number: 88e

Length: 21.6

Width: 32.6

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Print

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.

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