Monument record MDR8589 - Limekiln and quarry, near Minninglow Hill and Cromford & High Peak Railway, Ballidon

Type and Period (2)

  • (Georgian to Victorian - 1800 AD to 1879 AD?)
  • (Georgian to Victorian - 1800 AD to 1879 AD?)

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Full Description

Peak Park photographic record. (1-3). Drystone, roughly circular, structure constructed from limestone blocks. The kiln is built backing onto an excavated hollow, which is open to the north. The kiln is approximately five metres high and seven metres in diameter. The opening to the kiln is still apparent on the north facing side, although the interior is infilled with rubble. Presumably the flue was directly above the centre of the kiln, but has now been demolished to ground level, which has left a depression approximately two metres deep in the centre of the kiln. (4-7). Grade II listed lime kiln dating from the early 19th century and constructed from rubble limestone. It is approximately fifteen feet tall and is set into a cutting in the hillside. (8). Well preserved pit-type quarry with ramp down the working floor. There was former rail access nearby. The kiln's radial flues and entrance tunnel are visible. (9)

Sources/Archives (9)

  • <1> Photograph: Peak District National Park Authority (PDNPA). Slide Collection. 963. pp 1-2.
  • <2> Photograph: Peak District National Park Authority (PDNPA). Black and white photograph collection. 447.3a.
  • <3> Photograph: Peak District National Park Authority (PDNPA). Colour photograph collection. Film. 19: pp 4-6.
  • <4> Archive: Jessop, O. 2003. Cromford & High Peak Railway and Peak Forest Tramway Survey. ARCUS 738b. Feature no: 196.
  • <5> Photograph: ARCUS. 2003. Cromford & High Peak Railway and Peak Forest Tramway Survey, Project 738b. Digital photograph. 270-271.
  • <6> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 2003. OS Landline (2003) from EDINA Digimap. 1:2000.
  • <7> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile). Sheet: XXXIII.7.
  • <8> Listed Building File: Historic England. 2011. The National Heritage List for England.
  • <9> Bibliographic reference: Fowkes, D (ed.). 1997. Derbyshire Industrial Archaeology. A Gazetteer of Sites. Part IV. Derbyshire Dales.



Grid reference Centred SK 2056 5737 (32m by 61m) (Approximate)

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Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR1790

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Record last edited

Nov 28 2014 8:39AM

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