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Monument record MDR1522 - Carder Pye Kiln, south of Pilsbury Lodge, Hartington Town 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

Overgrown lime kiln with some stone work which remains visible and a double draw tunnel. (1, 2) The limekiln is recorded on the 1st edition Ordnance Survey map and it therefore pre-dates 1880. (3) Carder Pye Kiln was assessed as part of the Monuments Protection Programme. It was described as a well-preserved example of the distinctive pye kiln type with its associated quarry. The remains (Leach type II - two openings) stand in a good state of preservation, 2-3m high. It is associated with a small quarry to the north, which incorporates the remains of a building and an access ramp. (4) Carder Kiln is a particually good example of a two entrance or drawing eye kiln, smaller than the kilns at Newhaven. (5)

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Hill, R (PPJPB). Peak Park Treasure. 9.1.86: C222.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Hill, R (PPJPB). 1986. Limekiln Survey 1985 and 1986.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
  • <4> Bibliographic reference: Trueman, M. 1997. Monuments Protection Programme, Step 3 Report: Lime, Cement and Plaster Industries- Site Assessment. Site 7.
  • <5> Article in serial: Leach, J. 1995. 'Burning lime in Derbyshire pye kilns', Industrial Archaeology Review.



Grid reference Centred SK 1309 6338 (58m by 47m) (Centre)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR3830

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Record last edited

Jul 13 2015 8:28AM

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