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Monument record MDR15550 - White coal kiln / charcoal burning platform, Baines Wood, Brampton

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Full Description

There are, in old coppice oak woodlands in Brampton parish, hollows that are usually called 'charcoal pits'. Documents from the 17th century refer to 'white coal kilns' and 'charcoal pits'. Excavation of two of these pits has refuted the charcoal pit theory; although they could still relate to white coal (kiln dried wood). The only product found in the excavated pits was coke. Traditional charcoal making hearths were also called 'platforms' or 'pitstoods'. The old woods have many of these charcoal platforms. It appears that the documentary term 'charcoal pits' probably refers to traditional charcoal platforms. This feature, at SK 338 735, is one of twenty identified in Brampton parish. (1)

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Unpublished document: County Treasure Recording Form. No site reference number.



Grid reference SK 338 735 (point)

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Record last edited

Aug 4 2015 11:57AM

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