1) In York this was a building where lime was stored for the masons who were working on major projects.

In 1421, 60 quarters were purchased at Sherburn and four men were paid pro cariagio … usque lymehouse Beatri Petri infra clausum, York. A Bridlington Priory place-name may have the same origin: 1541-2 a cottage called the lime hows.

places Bridlington York
dates 1421 1541-1542

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