Small Heritage Adoption
Across the South West Peak are heritage assets of historic importance. Ranging from Bronze Age burial mounds to lime kilns, many were only known locally or monitored infrequently. The Small Heritage Adoption project created the infrastructure and provided training for individual volunteers and communities to identify and monitor the condition of these important icons of the South West Peak’s past. We also raised interest, awareness and enjoyment of the South West Peak’s cultural heritage by providing further information and interpretation.
Individual sites or features were subsequently adopted by enthusiastic volunteers, who received detailed practical training in the tools and techniques necessary for ensuring that the next generation of South West Peak residents and visitors can enjoy the same sense of deep history that people experience today. Read more about the Small Heritage Adoption project in our Final Report in the More section below.
Gradbach limekiln is a good example of a successful adoption. The site benefited from a restoration grant, from the Association for Industrial Archaeology, to consolidate it and ensure that the limekiln is preserved for future generations. You can read more about Gradbach limekiln in the Case Study in the More section below.
This project has been supported by a restoration grant from the Association for Industrial Archaeology.
Learn more about how to help protect the Small Heritage of the South West Peak