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Monument record MDR10462 - California Gypsum Mine, Aston Lane, Chellaston, Derby

Type and Period (1)

  • (Georgian to Early 20th Century - 1830 AD? to 1930 AD?)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

California Mine (Gypsum) shown on the 1st edition 25" OS map of c. 1880 and the 2nd edition 25" OS map of c. 1899. (1-2) Mining is said to have begun here in about 1835, temporarily ceasing in around 1865 when the deposits were wrongly considered exhausted. Work had probably resumed by 1870 and the mine was in full production in 1915. However, it may have suffered from the post-war fall in prices and seems to have closed beore 1930.

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile). Sheet LV.10.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1896-1900. OS County Series, 2nd edition (1st revision), scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile). Sheet LV.10.
  • <3> Bibliographic reference: Young, J A. 1990. Alabaster.



Grid reference Centred SK 38920 30012 (186m by 252m)

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Record last edited

Jan 31 2018 3:11PM

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