A History of the Ticknall Limeyards, by Howard Usher
Published by the Ticknall Preservation & Historical Society in 2006, 24 pages. A5 size Booklet (N4816)
Ticknall is a small village in South Derbyshire, and lies a short distance from the market town of Melbourne. Today the village is a small rural community, but around 200 years ago it was an important industrial centre, with lime quarries, potteries and coal mining all going on in the surrounding area.
This booklet provides a fascinating short history of burning lime in and around Ticknall, and includes sections on the lime burning process itself, the development of limeyards from the early days to the peak, the Margaret's Close company, a map of the limeyards, Sir Henry Harpur's yard, Paddock wood, Cope's yard, Gilbert's yard, Sale's yard, the decline of the yards, and the limeyards today.
The booklet is illustrated throughout with several black and white photographs, drawings and maps
Condition of the booklet is generally very good. The cover has one or two very minor scuffs and creases, and some light creasing and wear along the edges and corners, but the staple spine is intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. Their is a small price sticker on the rear side cover