A recent excavation of a suspected sow kiln at Pendragon Castle, Mallerstang, was an exciting start to the Westmorland Dales Landscape Partnership’s Monuments at Risk project. Dr David Johnson led the excavation with a total of 14 volunteers during the first two weeks of September. 

Firstly, a massive thank you to all the volunteers who got involved, as well as the landowners who allowed us to undertake the excavation.

Secondly, we're pleased to say that you can read all about it at the link below. Hannah Kingsbury, our Cultural Heritage Officer has written a blog about the Excavation of sow (lime) kiln at Pendragon Castle for the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority website which is well worth a read. 

https://blog.yorkshiredales.org.uk/excavation-of-sow-lime-kiln-at-pendragon-castle/