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Monument record MDR1470 - Limekiln and quarry, Banktop, Hartington Town Quarter

Type and Period (2)

  • (Tudor to Victorian - 1540 AD to 1879 AD?)
  • (Tudor to Victorian - 1540 AD to 1879 AD?)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

SK 1317 6159. A limekiln exists at Banktop. (1) Banktop kiln is an 18th century kiln showing features associated with a field kiln. (2) The limekiln and quarry is recorded on the 1880 Ordnance Survey map and was therefore built before this date. (3) Large well-preserved lime kiln. The draw tunnel and the facing are still intact but the furnace chamber is mostly rubble-filled and overgrown. (4) This quarry has a sheer upslope face with a stock-protection wall above. Below the quarry is a circular lime kiln of relatively large 19th century type (large for a field kiln as opposed to an industrial kiln). The lime kiln is drywall-retained on the downslope side and has a large approach tunnel here. This is barrel vaulted and leads to two draught/emptying holes. The kiln can be seen to be brick-lined and strengthened by horizontal iron bands. Leading from the tunnel is a steep-sided gully dug into the hillside, into which a cart could be drawn and used to remove the burnt lime. Leading to the kiln at the top is a terraced track. This is built across the quarry, indicating that the kiln continued to be loaded with limestone from elsewhere, presumably after the quarry here stopped being used. (5)

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Index: North Derbyshire Archaeological Trust (NDAT). North Derbyshire Archaeological Trust Index. unnumbered.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: 1975. CBA Panel on Industrial Monuments. p10.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
  • <4> Unpublished document: Hill, R (PPJPB). 1986. Limekiln Survey 1985 and 1986. No 247, with photo.
  • <5> Unpublished document: Barnatt, J (PDNPA). 1991. Bank Top Farm, Hartington Town Quarter, Derbyshire, archaeological survey 1991. SMR Doc. No. 57.
  • <6> Photograph: Peak District National Park Authority (PDNPA). Slide Collection. 7060.1-2.



Grid reference Centred SK 1320 6163 (54m by 54m) (Centre)

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Related Events/Activities (2)

  • EDR3728
  • EDR3830

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Record last edited

Nov 28 2016 4:01PM

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