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Murrayshall & Craigend Limeworks
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date  circa 1800
era  Georgian  |  category  Mining/Quarrying  |  reference  NS773908
Two opencast and mining limestone works were in operation at Murrayshall and one at Craigend during much of the C19th, and kilns remain at all three.
Murrayshall I is to the south, and the older of the two; its surviving kilns are situated on the side of a bank, with an 18ft high masonry frontage.
At Murrayshall II, in use after 1860, an 182ft bank of kilns remains. The west end was built first, and consists of four coursed rubble kilns with arched openings of red sandstone. The two later kilns to the east are of grey sandstone and are larger, each kiln having two draw arches in front. Oval iron wall reinforcements also remain, as does the brickwork lining of the kiln-pots.
The four kilns at Craigend are of similar construction to the earlier Murrayshall works, and are heavily overgrown.
reference sources   LG/SJ

Murrayshall & Craigend Limeworks