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Monument record MDR2272 - Limestone Quarry, Windy Knoll, Castleton

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

SK 126 830: Windy Knoll, Quarry: A limestone quarry at Windy Knoll. (1,2). The main quarry was dug to provide limestone. It comprises a main pit, a track from the entrance and a series of shallow pits which are probably smaller quarries that pre-date the main one. There are also two shafts and workings nearby and therefore the possibility that some are pipe workings for lead or Blue John cannot be discounted. (3).

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Index: NDAT. unnumbered.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Harris, H. 1971. Industrial Archaeology of the Peak District. p 196.
  • <3> Unpublished document: Barnatt, J (PDNPA). 1993. Winnats Head Farm, Castleton, Derbyshire, archaeological survey, 1993. No. 15, p 3.



Grid reference Centred SK 126 830 (65m by 46m) (Centre)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR3709

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Record last edited

Feb 23 2015 11:12AM

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