HRS 1338 Coniston, High Barn Woods, potash kiln 2011
The area on the east side of Coniston Lake is heavily wooded and contains the remains of potash pits and charcoal-burning sites. Potash was made by 'roasting' in a kind of cauldron twigs of mainly birch. It was used to produce 'soft soap' or lye used in fulling woollen cloth. .
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Keywords:archaeology, coniston, cumbria, lake district, lancashire, potash, textiles, woodland, woollen industry