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Monument record MDR1069 - Limekiln and quarry, Aleck Low, north-west of Upperhouse Farm, Hartington Nether Quarter

Type and Period (2)

  • (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

Large, low grass 'pye' kiln. (1) The 1st edition Ordnance Survey map records this kiln as an Old Limekiln and it therefore predates 1880. (3) The Aleck Low limekiln had a dry limestone lining along part of the interior wall. It is a fine example of a three entrance or three drawing eye kiln. The Aleck Low kiln is one mile to the south east of Newhaven which was a former turnpike junction. It is the only known example of a pye kiln in this vicinity but no doubt there are others waiting to be discovered, or have been ploughed out, or destroyed by the extensive silica sand quarries nearby. It was clearly excavated some 2.74m into the ground. (4)

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Hill, R (PPJPB). Peak Park Treasure. C245.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Hill, R (PPJPB). 1986. Limekiln Survey 1985 and 1986. incl. Photo.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
  • <4> Article in serial: Leach, J. 1995. 'Burning lime in Derbyshire pye kilns', Industrial Archaeology Review.



Grid reference Centred SK 1765 5946 (34m by 71m) (Centre)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR3830

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Record last edited

Jul 13 2015 9:33AM

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