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Monument record MDR15454 - Limekiln and quarry, Litton Slack, Litton

Type and Period (2)

  • (Georgian to Victorian - 1800 AD to 1850 AD)
  • (Georgian to Victorian - 1800 AD to 1850 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

Small quarry with limekiln of early 19th century 'double-pie' type. This consists of an oval mound with an oval central hollow and the remains of two narrow passages or flues on the downslope side. (1) The Litton Slack limekiln had a dry limestone lining along part of the interior wall. It is a fine example of a three entrance or three drawing eye kiln. (2)

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Barnatt, J (PDNPA). 1991. Bankfield House (Tideswell), Littonslack, Litton, Derbyshire, archaeological survey, 1991. Feature 16 p. 3.
  • <2> Article in serial: Leach, J. 1995. 'Burning lime in Derbyshire pye kilns', Industrial Archaeology Review.



Grid reference Centred SK 1583 7347 (13m by 10m)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR3731

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Record last edited

Jul 10 2015 3:12PM

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