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Monument record MDR3170 - Lime Kilns, Via Gellia, Bonsall

Type and Period (1)

  • (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

The site is shown as 'Limekiln' on a late 19th century OS map, but is shown as 'Old Limekilns' on an OS map at the end of the 19th century and an early 20th century OS map. (1, 2, 3) Two half-buried draw tunnels are visible beside the B5012 Via Gellia. (4, 5) A brick archway, measuring 1.2m by 0.6m, set into a wooded hillside within the roadside bank 1.2m above the pavement, was identified at SK 2768 5727, opposite the Via Gellia Colour Works, during survey in 2008. The archway is blocked with rubble/earth and appears to have caved in. (6)

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile). XXXIV-6.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1896-1900. OS County Series, 2nd edition (1st revision), scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile). XXXIV-6, 1898.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1937-38. OS County Series, Third Revision, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile). XXXIV-6.
  • <4> Unpublished document: Hill, R (PPJPB). Peak Park Treasure. 9-JAN-1986; C243.
  • <5> Unpublished document: Hill, R (PPJPB). 1986. Limekiln Survey 1985 and 1986. Photo.
  • <6> Unpublished document: Jurecki, K (ARCUS). 2008. Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site Landscape Project: Cromford and Belper Survey Transects. Level 1 Survey.. C5/12.



Grid reference Centred SK 2769 5727 (44m by 29m) (Centre)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (2)

  • EDR3959
  • EDR3830

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Record last edited

Dec 21 2018 9:27AM

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