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Report - Cocking Limeworks, West Sussex, May '13


the126

Reckless & irresponsible
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Visited with REEF, another fun day out mate:thumb

The earliest mention of the limeworks in Cocking was in 1715 and the chalk pit itself in 1768. It was abondoned in 1999. Over the years the site had an aerial ropeway, an overhead crane and a tramway.


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The south battery, 8 lime kilns
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Inside the bottom of one of the kilns
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Top of the kilns..........
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........not to be trodden on! Just a very thin rusty piece of metal sheet and long fall below!
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The primary chalk crusher
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We obeyed the sign (for once!)
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Intermediate chalk crusher
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We walked up the long hill to the chalk pit itself and found the two excavators

They were both the same model, Ruston Bucyrus RB-22 Dragline excavators
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