Lime kiln

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  • A rather romantic description of Stoney Middleton from 1872

    In 1872 the ‘BLACKS TOURIST GUIDE TO DERBYSHIRE’ was published. He wrote at length about Stoney Middleton, stating: ‘The village is remarkably picturesque’ The full article has been reproduced below, all grammar and spelling have been left unchanged. STONEY MIDDLETON. Inns.—Moon ; Lover’s Leap ; Grouse ; Miners’ Arms. From Bakewell, 6 m. ; from Castleton, 10 m.… Learn more

  • A working man’s life in the 1940’s

    Peter hall

    I have been asked to write this little bit of history by my nephews David and Colin Hall, as my father was their grandfather. My story is written with great respect for the workmen of the past, and the conditions they worked under in our village. I am telling the story about my father and… Learn more

  • Lime Burning

    Lime Burning

    This picture is taken in Stoney Middleton Dale in the direction of Tideswell. The distinctive form of Castle Rock can be seen clearly in the centre of the picture. Castle Rock is opposite Rock mill Business Park which is the last building on the left when leaving the village. It clearly shows a large lime burning kiln roughly on the… Learn more

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  • Lime Kilns

    Lime Kilns

    Lime kilns were a major feature of the village until the 1960’s. There are remains of three kilns left in the village including the parish kiln used by farmers for lime to spread on their fields. Burning lime was a very unpleasant activity producing much smoke and poisonous fumes. The practice oddly described in ‘Whites… Learn more