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Monument record MDR7370 - Beacon Quarry and Lime Kiln, Great Longstone

Type and Period (2)

  • (Stuart to Victorian - 1700 AD to 1900 AD)
  • (Stuart to Victorian - 1700 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

Good example of small scale quarrying and lime burning. The lime kiln is virtually complete with a good gritstone lined cupola ten foot diameter at the top and tapering down to five foot, and is ten foot high. The limestone kiln is in perfect order. (1). Limekiln recorded at this site in 1880. (3). Old Limekiln recorded at this site in c.1899. (4). Beacon Quarry is a post medieval limestone quarry, with a fine example of an 18th or 19th century lime kiln built into its floor. The quarry is up to 3m deep and appears to have been made up of a number of quarry pits that became amalgamated over time. Its relatively large size suggests that it was used for the getting of building stone in addition to lime burning. The circular lime kiln is 4m in diameter at the top of the pot. The pot, which is 5-6m high, is lined with fire-bricks and was probably continuously fed when it was in use. The emptying channel at the base of the pot is cut into the rock (up to 1.5m deep) below the quarry floor. There are trackways from the quarry to the top of the lime kiln pot and from the emptying channel to the south-east and south-west. The quarry is marked on the 1847 Great Longstone Tithe Map. (5)

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Hill, R (PPJPB). 1985. Peak Park Treasures. Braddock, R; 1977; C76.
  • <2> Photograph: Peak District National Park Authority (PDNPA). Slide Collection. 6455.1-4.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1896-1900. OS County Series, 2nd edition (1st revision), scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
  • <5> Unpublished document: Ullathorne, A (PDNPA). 2004. Bleaklow, land above Coombs Dale and land around Calver Peak, Great Longstone and Calver, Derbyshire, archaeological field survey, 2004. p 3, Feature 3, illus. 2.



Grid reference Centred SK 2209 7334 (155m by 126m) (Centre)

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Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR4136

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Record last edited

Sep 3 2015 10:38AM

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