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Monument record MDR15252 - Quarry/Limekiln, Dirt Low, Castleton

Type and Period (4)

  • (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • (Tudor to Victorian - 1540 AD to 1841 AD)
  • (Victorian to Early 20th Century - 1841 AD to 1922 AD)
  • (Stuart - 1691 AD to 1695 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

Moderate-size limestone quarry pit with circular limekiln. Possible shallow or backfilled part of quarry lies to the west of a wall built in or shortly after 1691. Limekiln is relatively large and has a feeding ramp from the quarry, with a hollow for the draught flue and probably emptying on the downslope side. Adjacent drystone wall would have made emptying the kiln in this way difficult, suggesting kiln was out of use when the wall was constructed somewhere between 1841-1922. (1)

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Barnatt, J (PDNPA). 1992. Aston Hall, land at Castleton, Derbyshire, archaeological survey, 1992.



Grid reference Centred SK 1555 8226 (59m by 72m)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR3680

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Record last edited

Jan 11 2016 12:11PM

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