Location 358
Location #358 - Lime Kiln
Map 6



Slaughteryard Hill


Location #358 - Lime Kiln West side of Slaughteryard Hill, in the gully below the Bannockburn-Nevis road.

Still Standing


Destroyed c1932

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1 c1870 - 1882 Unknown Details


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3241 c1882 Location of the Lime Kiln From the limited information available, it appears that the lime kiln did exist. It was located at the foot of Slaughteryard hill, on the west side, in the gully running up from the Kawarau River below the Bannockburn-Nevis road. No actual site still exists, probably due to the roadworks over the years. It seems that the actual site has now been flooded by the waters of the small dam, originally intended as a water supply dame for the town water supply, adjacent to lake Dunstan.
3242 c1870 The owner of the lime kiln is unknown. Although the owner of the lime kiln is unknown, it may have been the Carrick Range Antimony Company.
3243 c1882 General notes - very vague. The owner and the origin of the kiln are unknown at this time, however - the antimony company would have needed a source of lime to make plaster to construct their smelter. As there was no local source of lime, the obvious choice for them would have been to construct one.
3244 c1932 Recollections from Charlie Scott. Charlie Scott recalls that Frank Kippenberger (dwelling #69) was working in the Bell-Kilgour mine, downstream of Scotland's Point on the Kawarau River. Mr Kippenberger owned one of only three cars in Bannockburn. Charlie recalls Mr Kippenberger losing control of his car coming down the bridge hill. His car rolled over the bank and into the lime kiln, destroying the kiln. Frank was unhurt and after repairs he continued to drive his car.
3245 c1882 Construction of the kiln (perhaps) The kiln may well have been constructed of rock and fired by coal and wood. Limestone collected from springs as calcite deposit (caliche) or travertine may well have been used to roast in the kiln. The resulting clinker would be crushed to form powdered lime, then mixed with sharp sand and used to plaster brickworks on the antimony smelter (location #352) and its chimney (location #353). For the location of a large deposit of travertine see Bannockburn Creek, right bank between Long Track Gully and Yanks Gully (location #344)


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