Location Grin Quarries
County Derbyshire
Grid Reference SK 053718
Date of visit 18 January 2004


The largest early centre of limeburning was at Grin Low, south-west of Buxton, where the Dukes of Devonshire promoted large scale production on their land in the 18th century, using coal from the estate coal mines nearby at Goyt’s Moss and Axe Edge. The remains here are extensive and a very impressive example of the scale of the Buxton lime industry during the 18th century. The whole north side of the hill is filled with the remains of kilns and the ashes and waste produced by the process.

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