Lime Kiln

Lime Kiln (HM1K7J)

Location: , Gros Islet
Country: Saint Lucia

N 14° 5.536', W 60° 57.845'

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Lime Kiln
Eighteenth century
The most intensive period of British occupation on Pigeon Island was from 1779 to 1783. The lime kiln was one of the first structures built.
Lime was used as a binding agent for all masonry work. White lime was made from coral and shell which was piled up and set on fire. The lime turned to powder and mixed with the ash. The mixture was then pulled out with a hoe, and mixed with sand, water, egg and straw to form the binding agent.
The original steps of the lime kiln were probably modified when Josset Legh converted it to a small cabin, known as Cob's Roost in the 1950s.
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HM NumberHM1K7J
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Placed BySaint Lucia National Trust
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Date Added Monday, April 27th, 2015 at 2:04pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)20P E 719813 N 1558881
Decimal Degrees14.09226667, -60.96408333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 14° 5.536', W 60° 57.845'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds14° 5' 32.16" N, 60° 57' 50.7" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near Unnamed Road, Gros Islet , LC
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