Limeburner Lane, EC4M

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Named after the medieval lime burning trade formerly located here on the outside of the City wall. The lime, quicklime, was obtained by heating limestone in a kiln and when water was added the stone broke up to form a white powder which was used to create mortar. However it resulted in an unpleasant smell.

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