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Monument record MDR10156 - 'The City' (site of), Dark Lane, Tapton, Chesterfield

Type and Period (1)

  • (Georgian to Mid 20th Century - 1750 AD to 1956 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

Isolated group of 8 cottages, occupied by 23 people, that was demolished in 1954 by Chesterfield Borough Council on the grounds that they were not suitable for human habitation. The origins of this settlement, known as "The City", are obscure. (1) The 1848 Brimington map shows an 'L' shaped building in this location. (2) It is possible that the site has its origins in late eighteenth century encroachment onto Brimington Common.(3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: 1953. Newspaper Extract (paper title unknown) "A City's Doom is Sealed".
  • <2> Cartographic materials: 1849. Plan of the Township and Manor of Brimington.
  • <3> Unpublished document: Myers, A. 2005. Letter to Dave Beard - Consultation Response on Planning Application CHE/05/00067/FUL.



Grid reference Centred SK 40371 71980 (46m by 57m)

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Record last edited

Nov 9 2021 3:21PM

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