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Monument record MDR13300 - Disused quarry and lime kiln, Monyash

Type and Period (4)

  • (Stuart to Victorian - 1700 AD to 1900 AD)
  • (Stuart to Victorian - 1700 AD to 1850 AD)
  • (Tudor to Georgian - 1540 AD to 1800 AD)
  • (Tudor to Georgian - 1540 AD to 1800 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

This site is shown as 'Gray Marble Quarry' on the 1st ed. 1" Ordnance Survey map of 1836. (1) The 1st ed. 25" Ordnance Survey map shows the quarry, with 'Old Limekilns' at its southern end. The 2nd and 3rd editions are similarly annotated, indicating the quarry was still being worked in the early 20th century. It is uncertain how many of the features marked on the maps relate to lime kilns. (2-4) One lime kiln at this site is still clearly visible from the road. The remains are low and grass-grown. The draw tunnel has collapsed and is now a shallow trough. The furnace chamber is also shallow. (5) Two small opencuts above and below the quarry, associated with lead mining, have been included in an inventory of regionally and nationally important lead mining sites in the Peak District, primarily on the basis of their ecological interest. (6)

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Map: OS. 1836. OS 1 inch 1st edition, Sheet 81. David & Charles reprint, Sheet 27, Buxton & Stockport. 1 inch.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1896-1900. OS County Series, 2nd edition (1st revision), scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1912-1921. OS County Series, 3rd edition (Second Revision), scale 1:2500 (25" to one mile).
  • <5> Unpublished document: Hill, R (PPJPB). 1986. Limekiln Survey 1985 and 1986. Card 185, with photo.
  • <6> Bibliographic reference: Barnatt, J. 2004. An Inventory of Regionally & Nationally Important Lead Mining Sites in the Peak District. Vol. 2: Corpus of Sites. Site 68, p 96.



Grid reference Centred SK 1488 6772 (164m by 218m)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR3830

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Record last edited

Mar 24 2015 11:29AM

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