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Monument record MDR10483 - Great Northern Railway Friar Gate Goods Yard Complex, Derby

Type and Period (1)

  • (Victorian to Mid 20th Century - 1876 AD to 1950 AD?)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

The Great Northern Railway's Friar Gate station and goods yard complex was built in 1876. (1) Comparison of historic maps shows that the complex was constructed mainly over fields and the Bramble Brook, but did require the demolition of terraced housing shown on Sanderson's map of 1835 and on the 1852 Board of Health map. This housing stood along one side of South Street which, prior to the construction of the railway yard, had originally continued south-eastwards to join with Curzon Street. (2, 3) In addition to extensive sidings, features shown at different times on late 19th and early 20th century century OS mapping include cattle pens, a trough, a crane, signal boxes, signal posts, weighing machines, a saw mill and a chimney. (4, 5, 6)

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Craven, M. 1996. The Illustrated History of Derby Suburbs. p 59.
  • <2> Map: Sanderson, G. 1835. Twenty Miles round Mansfield.
  • <3> Map: Board of Ordnance. 1852. Map of the Borough of Derby … Surveyed … for the local Board of Health A.D.1852.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
  • <5> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1896-1900. OS County Series, 2nd edition (1st revision), scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
  • <6> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1912-1921. OS County Series, 3rd edition (Second Revision), scale 1:2500 (25" to one mile).



Grid reference Centred SK 34204 36095 (744m by 388m)

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Record last edited

Aug 30 2023 10:07AM

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