A wonderful example of industrial history can be found less than one hours traveling from our area. I am referring to the Hoffman Kiln at Langclife near Settle.
The Kiln was invented by Friedrich Hoffmann in 1858 and was widely used in the brick making industry. The kiln at Langcliffe was built in 1873 and was used in the production of lime , it was last used in 1939. The impressive burning chamber can be entered which gives you an idea of how important the limestone quarry was in the area.
FW May 2014