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)
Unpublished document: Barnatt, J (PDNPA). 1992. Aston Hall, land at Castleton, Derbyshire, archaeological survey, 1992. Feature No. 64.
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Centred SK 1481 8250 (46m by 35m)
CASTLETON, HIGH PEAK, DERBYSHIRE
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