Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Lime kiln

Autumn is here, and this morning in the early mist I went for a walk and natter with my sister who is visiting with her husband. Our walk took us past this lime kiln and kiln-operators cottage, both of which have recently been restored. When I first saw it, the kiln was fenced off as dangerous, and the cottage had no doors or windows, and had sheep living in it. I think they've done a nice job.

6 comments:

Lia said...

They certainly have done a wonderful job.
Sheep shed to chic, lovely.

Much love lia xx

@eloh said...

I really like it. I'll bet it was fun to put together again.

Very nice picture.

Here it goes straight from sweltering summer to winter in hours.

More in the clothes we were than anything else. The drop from 90 degrees to the 50's and 60's feels very cold, for us.

Jonathan said...

Do you think they'd let you practise your flute in the lime kiln?

Cogitator said...

Hey, Eloh, Have the seasons chnged for you yet? I see you've had some rain....

Hi Jonathan, I could probably play in the kiln, but I'm not sure about the resonance: the chamber behind that entry arch is conical, tapering down to a very small section by the middle of the kiln. I think the sound would all come straight out of the arch and disappear.

ReedBunting said...

What is the building used for now, is it a house or a museum?

Cogitator said...

Hi Reed Bunting, it's a museum, I think, but quite what the opening hours might be, I have no idea. It might be that it's currently only planned to be a museum, even, and people are waiting to see if they can get funding to stock it with interesting stuff.

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