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Monument record MDR15284 - Quarry/limekiln (possible), near Peak Cavern, Castleton

Type and Period (4)

  • (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • ? (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • ? (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

Small limestone quarry with adjacent circular mound. Hollow at the centre of the mound looks like a run-in mine shaft, but there is no other evidence for mining in the area so this seems unlikely. Possibly a limekiln, with no lowering of the downslope rim as usually found at post-medieval field kilns. One attractive but unproven possibility is that it was a structure used to make lime for the mortar at Peveril Castle (see SMR 3325). (1)

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Barnatt, J (PDNPA). 1992. Aston Hall, land at Castleton, Derbyshire, archaeological survey, 1992. Feature No. 64.



Grid reference Centred SK 1481 8250 (46m by 35m)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR3680

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Record last edited

Jan 11 2016 12:12PM

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