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Limekiln Lane

Limekiln Lane is named after the large kilns in that area which were used to produce quicklime, by the process
of calcination.  Because it is so readily made by heating limestone, lime must have been known from the earliest
times, and all the early civilizations used it in building mortars and as a stabilizer in mud renders and floors.  
Early kilns were hollows in the ground where limestone and wood were piled up, turfed over, then lit to burn
out, leaving little trace. Gradually, kilns became efficiently shaped and pot-lined to suit new fuels like peat and
coal. In their heyday kilns evolved into multiple stone-built ovens which could be left burning for weeks.  

The building of the kilns boomed after the arrival of coal supply's and Kilns sprang up along the urbanised areas
including Wirral and many in Liverpool.  The above picture shows a well preserved Lime Kiln dating from around
the same time as those in Wallasey and gives an indication of what it may have looked like.  No trace remains
today of the Kilns that once stood in this road
An old lime kiln remains
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