The Lime Kiln

The Lime Kiln is situated on Kiln Road in Galmpton, as you walk to Galmpton Creek. The land is owned by MDL Ltd.

Originally the kiln was completely overgrown and the hearth full of debris, including old bottles and containers for salt etc.

From 2000 -2004 the kiln was restored under the direction of the late John Milne. The work was carried out totally by volunteers, and John’s family estate car was frequently in use for the transport of lime, cement, sand etc. with all costs borne by the Group. There was much experimentation to arrive at the correct lime mortar mix.

The front apron was finally dressed with chippings laid on a plastic membrane.

An interpretation board was supplied by South Devon AONB with half the cost paid by the Group. In March 2018 a new interpretation board (seen below) with text by John Risdon, artwork by Christine Medley, mounting board by Dartside Joinery, supplied free of charge by South Devon AONB replaced the rather dilapidated one from 2004. The board was unveiled by Maureen Milne, John’s widow.