Monument record MDR7252 - Lime and Lead Works, Dimminsdale, Calke

Type and Period (4)

  • (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • (Georgian to Victorian - 1800 AD to 1900 AD)
  • (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

(SK 375 218) Staunton Lime and Lead Works named on the OS map of 1836. (1) Works extended across the border between Derbyshire and Leicestershire. Lime and Lead Works (Disused), Old Limekilns, Old Quarry (twice) are named on the OS map of 1887. (2) 1901 and 1924 maps as previously, except Old Lime Kilns not published. (3-4) By 1970 the quarries are shown but not named. (5) Calke lead workings and furnace. (7) Six old limekilns indicated on the Derbyshire side of Dimminsdale. Colour photographs of several of these were taken in the early 1980s (8) Dimminsdale Limeworks. 19th century limekilns and flooded quarries on the Harpur Crewe estate, disused by the 1880s, lying adjacent to the lead works of Earl Ferrers on the Leicestershire side of the brook. The lead and limeworks were served by a branch of the Ticknall-Ashby tramway (SMR17715), built to connect with them in 1828-30. The route of the tramway branch can still be seen. Now a nature reserve and S.S.S.I., and the property of Severn Trent Water Authority. (9)

Sources/Archives (9)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1836. One Inch First Edition map, sheet 71 first issued 1836, later revisions (David and Charles reprint sheet 35). 1inch : 1mile.
  • <2> Map: OS. 1887. Sheet Derbys LVIII SW/Leics IX SW. 1:10560.
  • <3> Map: OS. 1901. Sheet Derbys LVIII SW/Leics IX SW 1901. 1:10560.
  • <4> Map: OS. 1924. Sheet Derbys LVIII SW/Leics IX SW. 1924. 1:10560.
  • <5> Map: OS. 1970. OS 1:10560.
  • <6> Index: RCHME. 1995. New National Forest Survey: 922998. p1261-3.
  • <7> Bibliographic reference: Smith, D. M.. 1965. The Industrial Archaeology of the East Midlands. p280.
  • <8> Unpublished document: County Treasure Recording Form. 10(h).1, with photos.
  • <9> Bibliographic reference: Fowkes, D (ed.). 2002. Derbyshire Industrial Archaeology. A Gazetteer of Sites. Part VI: South Derbyshire. P.2.



Grid reference Centred SK 3753 2181 (261m by 178m) (Approximate)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (0)

External Links (0)

Record last edited

Feb 21 2011 4:02PM

Comments and Feedback

Do you have any more information about this record? Please feel free to comment with information and photographs, or ask any questions, using the "Disqus" tool below. Comments are moderated, and we aim to respond/publish as soon as possible.