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Castle Bytham
 
Castle Bytham, Castle
Castle Bytham, Castle
Castle Bytham, Castle

These earthworks are thought to be the remains of the Norman Castle which took advantage of a naturally defensive site which was improved by the building of ditches and a Motte and Bailey.

Further developments including an outer Bailey have made this site complex and difficult to interpret.

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Castle Bytham, Lime Kiln
Castle Bytham, Lime Kiln
Castle Bytham, Lime Kiln

This brick-built Lime Kiln is the survivor of ten kilns built in a limestone quarry adjacent to the Bourne to Saxby Railway which was opened shortly after the railway was finished in 1893.

It is 7m high and has a single charging hole accessible from the top of the bank which it is built into.

The quarry is believed to have closed in 1960 and the kiln is one of very few surviving in Lincolnshire.

See: Stewart Squires, Lincolnshire History and Archaeology, 45 (2010), pp 36-39.

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