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Pitt Hills Plantation Gypsum Quarries, Gainsborough

Reference Name MLI52070

Pitt Hills Plantation Gypsum Quarries, Gainsborough

Gypsum quarries at Pitt Hills Plantation, Gainsborough.


The remains of gypsum quarrying take the form of hills and holes (i.e. delves and spoil heaps, similar to limestone working) occupying at least 12ha on the keuper marl escarpment north-east of the town and extending into Thonock. The name Pitt Hills is documented at least from the beginning of the 17th century and their extent was mapped in about 1690. A mine for gypsum was a manorial appurtenance in 1296. {1}{2}{3}{4}{5}

The site has been assessed as part of the Monuments Protection Programme (see Note). {6}

1 Bibliographic reference: Everson, P.L., Taylor, C.C. and Dunn, C.J.. 1991. Change and Continuity: Rural Settlement in North-West Lincolnshire. archive notes
2 Index: SMR. Sites and Monuments Record Card Index. SK89 SW: R
3 Map: OS. 1956. OS 6 INCH SERIES. -
4 Aerial Photograph: EVERSON, P.L.. 1975-90. RCHM. 2952/4
5 Map: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1992-1996. National Mapping Programme. LINCOLNSHIRE. SK8190: LI.657.7.1
6 Unpublished document: English Heritage. 1998. MPP Step 3 evaluation report. -

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