Introducing Marple Locks and Lime Kilns
Our newest education site, Marple Locks is now accepting bookings for free school trips.
Marple Locks is steeped in history and played a significant role in the industrial revolution. The Peak Forest Canal opened in 1800 to transport limestone from Derbyshire to the rest of the country. Samuel Oldknow built his Gothic inspired Lime Kilns between 1797 and 1802 to burn limestone quarried in the Peak Forest. These Lime Kilns are now a Scheduled Ancient Monument that give us a fascinating insight into our industrial past.
Marple Locks and Lime Kilns is now a perfect location to study the history and geography of the local area. Book a free trip for your school or group today.