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Monument record MDR11191 - Alderwasley Brick Works (site of), Watergate Farm, Alderwasley

Type and Period (4)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

Brick and Pipe Works. 19th century works and chimney converted to a house. The outbuilding was a drying shed. (1) 'Alderwasley Brick Works' is named on the 1st ed. 25" OS map of c. 1880, together with three kilns and a clay pit. (2) The second edition names the site as 'Sanitary Pipe Works', and depicts four kilns and a short stretch of tramway running south-west to the northern edge of Pit Coppice, presumably to clay pits. (3) The Pipe Works are recorded as 'Disused' on the 3rd edition OS map. (4) At 'Alderwasley' (i.e. above Whatstandwell) there was a 19th century works, situated remotely along a side valley, near Watergate Farm, was the large Whatstandwell Sanitary Pipeworks. This worked material between the Ashover and Chatsworth Grits. It depended on local coal and the mudstone used had a lime content which promoted self-glazing of the pipe surfaces. (5)

Sources/Archives (5)

  • --- Unpublished document: Thomas, I (National Stone Centre). 2012. The Lower Derwent Valley: The Exploitation and Use of Historic Building Materials. p 22.
  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Fowkes, D (ed.). 1993. Derbyshire Industrial Archaeology: A Gazeteer of Sites Part III: Borough of Amber Valley. p 1.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1896-1900. OS County Series, 2nd edition (1st revision), scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1912-1921. OS County Series, 3rd edition (Second Revision), scale 1:2500 (25" to one mile).



Grid reference Centred SK 32208 54337 (218m by 204m)

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Record last edited

Oct 26 2017 2:36PM

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