Lime Kiln, French Heritage monument to Cere la ronde

Oven fire continuous and short flames for cooking stone limestone, with a capacity of 5 m3 tank. The raw material was taken from a quarry near the oven, a few tens of metres to the Southeast. Oven cave shaft of ovoid, 0.70 m in diameter at the top, about 1.30 m to the move, and 0.50 m at the base, its height is 5.60 m. the pushing in gunboat doorway arches is open to the is the oven mouth with a height of around 0.95 m and a width of 0.50 m. see attached plan. Cavities are excavated in the rock part of the oven. The site was served by a particular pathway. The built-up area was 25 m². The coating of the tank, the doorway and the mouth of pushing, is brick
* chain angle and side walls in stone
* face Southeast of the oven coated rubble. Vault full gunboat hanger
* lintel. No accessed cadastre does the presence of a kiln lime on the site, but the toponym appears on the I.G.N. map and cadastral plan of 1993. Given the important work that was performed after 1878 at the Château de Razay, a few hundred meters to the Northeast, it is possible that the oven was built at this time to provide the raw material necessary for the manufacture of mortars, possibly for the amendment of the land of the property as it was common at the time to about ten kilometers more to the South in the Township of Montresor. The date of cessation of activity is unknown. Apart from the coating of the tank that degrades, the oven remains in good condition well to abandonment. No information, its operations should be carried out by employees of the Château de Razay, or laborers. Constituent part: a House (fire room) 20 metres west of the oven.

Source: Ministry of Culture, France

Lime Kiln

Reported to be remarkable heritage of quality.

Structural information

Lime Kiln, Oven fire continuous and short flames for cooking stone limestone, with a capacity of 5 m3 tank. The raw material was taken from a quarry near the oven, a few (...) Lime Kiln, French Heritage monument to Cere la ronde cere la ronde, indre et loire

Location and general information

  • identifier : 63729
  • item : four à chaux
  • Location of the building :
    • Centre
    • Indre-et-Loire
    • Céré-la-Ronde
  • Place name : Four à Chaux (le)
  • INSEE code of the municipality : 37046
  • Zip code of the municipality : 37460
  • Order in the communal list : 4
  • Name of the building : The building is designated by the following 2 names :
    • oven
    • lime kiln
  • State :
    • current state of the monument : abandoned

Dates and times

  • Period of construction :
    • The building dates mainly from the period : 19th century
  • Investigation : 1999
  • Date taken into account : 2004/05/07

Construction, architecture and style

  • Materials: 4 elements are used in the main structure of the building.
    • rubble
    • brick
    • ashlar
    • stone
  • Roofing :
    • We do not have this information.
  • Materials (roofing) :
    • We do not have this information.
  • Other about the composition roofs :
    • A mode of coverage listed 'gunboat'
  • Floors :
    • any information about this construction.
  • Stairs :
    • No stairs mentioned on this construction.
  • Decoration of the building :
    • No information about decoration.
  • Representation :
    • No information on the ornamentation of the place.
  • Typology :
    • No information about typology.
  • Plan :
    • We do not know the type of plan for this building.

Monument and history of the place

  • Elements protected MH (historical monument) :
    • Any particular element of the building is subject to protection in our database.
  • Constituent areas :
    • a constituent part in this construction : home
  • Parties constituantes étudiées :
    • no information.
  • Use :
    • We do not know the different uses that have been made of this construction.


  • Other :
    • other Information : private property
  • Author of the survey MH : Thomas Jacques
  • Mérimée reference : IA37001355

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