SK1373 : East Buxton lime kilns

taken 7 years ago, near to Miller's Dale, Derbyshire, Great Britain

East Buxton lime kilns.
East Buxton lime kilns.
Alongside the Monsal Trail near Miller's Dale Station. These kilns operated from 1880 to 1944 and produced 50 tons of quicklime per day in a batch process. The white boxes high on the structure are for swifts as they need to launch themselves from a height when they first take to the air and can then apparently fly continuously for three years.

The kilns are built into and onto the cliff face and the draw holes are accessed through an opening blasted in the rock. The massive concrete buttresses were added in the 1920s.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 17 March, 2012   (more nearby)
Sunday, 18 March, 2012
Geographical Context
Quarrying, Mining 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 1323 7331 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:15.3981N 1:48.1889W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 1322 7330
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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Limekiln  Quicklime  Concrete 

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