This is an archived website, available until June 2027. We hope it will inspire people to continue to care for and protect the South West Peak area and other landscapes. Although the South West Peak Landscape Partnership ended in June 2022, the area is within the Peak District National Park. Enquiries can be made to

The 5-year South West Peak Landscape Partnership, 2017-2022, was funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Gradbach Limekiln Project

Small Heritage Adoption
Event Name Gradbach Limekiln Project
Start Date 19th Jul 2021 10:00 am
End Date 15th Aug 2021 3:00 pm
Duration 27 days and 5 hours
19th July to 15th August (not every day)
Come and take part in an exciting Small Heritage Adoption project in a beautiful part of the South West Peak!
Nestled by the side of the road in the picturesque parish of Quarnford is a 19th limekiln in need of some TLC. We have received a generous Restoration Grant from the Association for Industrial Archaeology which enables us to give this much needed care, to stop the structure collapsing further and falling into the road.
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You will be working with Cultural Heritage Officer, Catherine Parker Heath to record the  limekiln and the wider site, and with Mark Womersley to consolidate the structure.
You will have the chance take part in everything that is going on on site, from site recording to consolidation, carrying out research and maybe even leading guided tours around the area.
On the final weekend of 14th and 15th August, we hope to build a replica limekiln and burn lime to give all involved a demonstration of this historic process.
You are welcome to sign up for any number of days/shifts. Training will be given on site.
Further details regarding the activities, equipment, footwear, health and safety etc. will be given once you have signed up.

To sign up for this activity please register as a volunteer through our volunteer portal by clicking here.

Grad Lime

Grad Lime