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East Buxton lime kiln, Derbys UK

These large kilns, west of Millers Dale station, were built in 1867 (and operational in 1880) to meet the increasing demand by the chemical and steel industries...
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These large kilns, west of Millers Dale station, were built in 1867 (and operational in 1880) to meet the increasing demand by the chemical and steel industries for quick lime. The lime was quarried behind the kilns then transported the short distance to the kilns via hopper trucks (or tubs) on a narrow gauge track. They were hauled up the incline then tipped into the kilns. The quick lime was then collected and taken by barrow to trucks (approximately 30 tons a day) on the Rowsley and Buxton Branch Railway that ran close by. A massive concrete buttresses was added in the 1920's. Lime production was halted towards the end of Second World War in 1944.
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