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Monument record MDR10139 - Possible 17th century forge (site of), Ambergate

Type and Period (1)

  • ? (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

A map of Crich Chase dated 1683 marks a 'sinder heap' within the large meander of the River Amber, together with the partial depiction of an 'old goyte' leading from the river to the heap and a short distance beyond. The goit presumably originally led back to the river, but fading of the map meant its line could not be discerned. (1) The field is called 'Great Smithy Holme' on the Tithe Map of 1849. (2)

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Map: Halton, I. 1683. Crich Chase in the Parish of Criche.
  • <2> Map: 1849. Map of Crich Township in the County of Derby.



Grid reference Centred SK 35579 51660 (223m by 224m)

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Record last edited

Nov 20 2017 12:07PM

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