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Uncovering the Kilns in Kilnsey
Festival of British Archaeology 2009

FBA 2009 display

This was a two sided display detailing the recording and excavation of a lime kiln and corn drying kiln on the Kilnsey Town Piece. It was displayed at the April 2009 YDNPA day school in Grassington as well Grassington village and at Long Ashes as part of the Festival of British Archaelogy later that year. The display also detailed the participation of teachers and pupils of Kettlewell Primary School and an account by Catherine Batty, a pupil of Skipton Girls High School.

The Upper Wharfedale Heritage Group would like to express grateful thanks to the following for their assistance and contributions to this display
The 'Awards for All' fund for financial support, the Yorkshire Dales Landscape Research Trust for technical assistance with surveying and to the Ingleborough Archaeology Group for access to their 2007 Kiln Report.
To the members of the Upper Wharfedale Heritage Group and Ingleborough Archaeology Group who participated In the 2008 excavation and who provided photographs, to Roger Martlew and David Johnson for their professional involvement and to Sonla Wilkinson for kindly providing copies of Peter Kemplay's reconstructional artwork.
To the management and staff of the Long Ashes Leisure Centre for again hosting the exhibition, and finally to Pat and Phll Carroll, for producing this display.

To access the panels of the displays please use the menu below

The Corn Drying Kiln

Panel 1: Background

Panel 2: Evidence

Panel 3: Surveying

Panel 4: Recording

Panel 5: Excavation

Panel 6: The Kiln Exposed

Panel 7: Artefacts

Panel 8: Conclusions

Panel 9: Explanation

Panel 10: Corn Drying Kilns

The Lime Kiln

Panel 1: Introduction

Panel 2: Excavation

Panel 3: Artefacts

Panel 4: Conclusion

Panel 5: Operation

Panel 6: Lime Kilns


Kettlewell School

Panels 1 to 8

Report by Catherine Batty

Panels 1 to 7

The full excavation report of the corn drying kiln at Kilnsey can be found here (this is a 6.8Mb file so may take a while to download)

Additional photographs of the excavated kiln can be viewed here

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