Limeburning in the Bowland District of Lancashire developed
in the nineteenth century from the field kiln based industry supplying local
farms. With the opening of the railway through Clitheroe the small kilns were
soon closed down and replaced with banks of large kilns exporting most of
Today there is still a thriving cement industry based on the limestone of
the area but the relics of the earlier period are still to be found, although
the destruction of old kilns is steadily reducing what can be found.
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