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Charleston - Limekilns

By Irishkate  
The limeworks at Charlestown were developed in the 18th century by Charles, 5th Earl of Elgin. The limekilns complex, with its impressive bank of 14 kilns, was the largest of its kind in Scotland, and played a key role in the industrialisation process by supplying quicklime for both agriculture and construction. Built from sandstone, the large tunnel openings give access to side drawholes that serve the kiln shafts. These drawholes controlled airflow to regulate the rate of burning and allow quicklime to be drawn out of the kiln. The harbour
Many thanks for kind V&C and lovely User Awards for what I described as Limekilns.
Mac (Ian) has kindly informed me that the village is called Charleston which joins Limekilns.
I'm not sure where one ends and the other starts but the area is well worth a visit for anyone who can get there.
Nearby also is Culross where some scenes from Outlander were filmed.

Tags: Scotland Fife Charleston Limekilns Landscape and travel Lanscape and travel

Voters: jeakmalt, dales, MalcolmM and 43 more



dales Plus
7 13 Australia
8 Oct 2020 12:56PM
Superb capture of this fascinating location Kate , you could spend many an hour here with a camera by the looks !
mac Plus
21 15 Scotland
8 Oct 2020 1:55PM
It looks a lovely place to visit, and I can see lots of photographic opportunities here. I hope you captured the derelict boat, Kate. Interesting history of the place and its lime kilns, which must have been a real hive of industry in its day.
8 Oct 2020 1:56PM
Excellent image
Chinga Plus
12 123 3 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2020 2:20PM
Excellent image, good boatabilia, and good content Kate. Well seen...
Isabel GrinGrin
LynneJoyce Plus
14 22 101 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2020 2:33PM
leo_nid 6 12
8 Oct 2020 2:50PM
a fine shot, dear Kate, with much to see such as the derelict boat that adds a strong picturesque quality to the scene
adagio 4 4 2 England
8 Oct 2020 3:34PM
Another lovely scene Kate, and a very informative narrative to go with it. I do like that derelict boat.....hope the reaction of quicklime with water was not the cause of its ruined state!!

8 Oct 2020 3:45PM
Great composition and interesting bit of history.
Fefe Plus
11 84 51 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2020 3:50PM
Lovely detail Kate Smile
8 Oct 2020 4:46PM
Lovely capture, that boat has seen better days, it looks like an interesting place to visit.
8 Oct 2020 4:54PM
Fabulous composition , Kate.

viscostatic 16 50 11 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2020 5:19PM
A beautiful composition Kate. Thank you too for the interesting information.

capto Plus
11 7.2k 33 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2020 6:18PM
A photographic hot spot.Smile
Lillian Plus
13 23 17 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2020 11:10PM
a beautiful place for photographing Kate
Daisymaye Plus
14 26 24 Canada
9 Oct 2020 2:37AM
A very interesting and scenic spot to explore. Love the little red boat. And the old wreck still there falling apart.
9 Oct 2020 6:28AM
Popped back with my award, Kate for this fabulous image. Have a good day and weekend.

TrevBatWCC Plus
14 13 19 England
9 Oct 2020 10:52AM
Well, whatever the location's called, it's another lovely capture here, Kate - think the boat on the right won't ever be sailing again! It does give the scene extra appeal though 😃👍
Trev 😀
Nikonuser1 Plus
10 175 16 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2020 1:02PM
A great image KateSmileSmile


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