LIME KILN COMPLEX

Location

HEARNE PARADE and LIMEBURNERS ROAD EAST GEELONG, Greater Geelong City

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Victorian Heritage Register (VHR) Number

H1288

Heritage Overlay Number

HO191

Level of Significance

Registered

5824

Extent of Registration

NOTICE OF REGISTRATION

As Executive Director for the purpose of the Heritage Act, I give notice under Section 46 that the Victorian Heritage Register is amended by including the Heritage Register Number 1288 in the category described as a Heritage Place:

Lime Kiln Complex, Hearne Parade, Limeburners Point, Geelong, Greater Geelong City Council.

EXTENT:

1. All the structural remains of the lime kilns marked B-1, B-2, B-3, B-4, and B-5 and the footings of the powder magazine marked B-6, together with all associated archaeological relics within the land marked L-1 on Diagram 606113 held by the Executive Director of the Heritage Council.

2. All the land marked L-1 on Diagram 606113 held by the Executive Director of the Heritage Council.

Dated 19 December 1996

RAY TONKIN
Executive Director
[Victoria Government Gazette No. G1 9 January 1997 p.50]

Statement of Significance

The Lime Kiln Complex at Limeburners Point in Geelong consists of the visible ruined remains of five brick lime kilns built into the side of the escarpment, and the footings of former powder magazine. Although Limeburners Point was associated, from the earliest days of settlement, with the production of lime for mortar, the remaining kilns date from the 1860s and 1870s and the powder magazine from 1854. Lime burning ceased on the site in the 1880s.

The Lime Kiln Complex at Limeburners Point is of archaeological and historical significance to the State of Victoria.

The Lime Kiln Complex is of archaeological significance for the existence of the ruined remains of a rare industrial building type, and for the site's potential to yield the artefact evidence of an important industry that was recorded on the site as early as 1838.

The Lime Kiln Complex is historically important for its associations with an industry which, due to the acute shortage of building materials, was a crucial component of the early settlement of the Port Phillip District. Along with similar kilns on the Point Nepean Peninsula, these kilns formed the major supply of lime to the Victorian building trade until the Lilydale deposits began to dominate the industry in the 1880s.

Year Construction Started 1841
Heritage Act Categories Registered place
Municipality GREATER GEELONG CITY; GREATER GEELONG CITY

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