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OLDKNOWS LIMEKILNS

ALTERNATIVE NAME:  MARPLE LIME KILNS
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Lime works built by Samuel Oldknow in 1797-1800. There is a bank of three lime kilns with Gothic Style windows set in the facade, situated on the East side of the Peak Forest Canal and South of Lime Kiln Lane. The kilns were tunnelled into the hillside, are 11m deep, and were loaded from the canal basin at the top, and unloaded from bottom grates by a series of stone-lined tunnels 6-40m long. Nearby was a mineral mill, producing plaster of paris. A nearby farmhouse was the original dispatch building. The site was worked until the early 20th century.

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