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Monument record MDR488 - Buxworth lime kilns

Type and Period (1)

  • (Georgian to Victorian - 1800 AD to 1899 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

Lime kilns at Buxworth basin, terminus of the Peak Forest canal. The remains of 3 out of 12 kilns which were to be found both north and south of the canal basin. The kilns were made of local grit and were 6m (20ft) high, built into the hillside. Although full of rubble the internal diameter was approx. 3m (10ft). Kiln lining is still visible. Limestone for the kilns was brought from Doveholes quarry via the Peak Tramway. (1)

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Index: NDAT. 0725. 0725.
  • <2> Index: Council for British Archaeology (CBA). CBA Industrial Archaeology Report Card. Lime kilns, Buxworth.



Grid reference Centred SK 0215 8205 (10m by 10m) (Centre)

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Record last edited

Dec 3 2010 12:08PM

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