Monument record MDR10145 - Jessop Monument, Ironville

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Grade II listed building. Viewing platform. 1858, built with public subscriptions. Ashlar and cast iron. Approximately 30 feet high. Tower in the form of a tall Tuscan column on deep plinth, with large cast iron capital topped by square viewing platform with plain railings. Small slit windows at regular intervals up the column and blocked doorcases to 2 sides of base. Erected in Jessop Park, a recreation area provided by the Butterley Iron Company for their workers. (1) Gritstone tower built in 1854 as a memorial to William Jessop II. Part of the site has been sold off as a parcel. Monument received extensive conservation in 2006-7. (2)

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Listed Building File: Historic England. 2011. The National Heritage List for England. List entry number 1109042.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Fowkes, D (ed.). 2011. Derbyshire Industrial Archaeology: A Gazetteer of Sites, Part III, Borough of Amber Valley (second edition). pp. 15.



Grid reference Centred SK 43242 51054 (4m by 4m)

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  • EDR3675

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Record last edited

Feb 17 2015 12:35PM

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