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Monument record MDR11274 - Railway Servants Orphanage (site of), Stepping Lane, Derby

Type and Period (2)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

Railway Servants Orphanage shown on 1st ed. (c.1880), 2nd ed. (c.1900) and 3rd ed. (c.1920) OS 25" maps. (1-3) The Board of Health map of 1852 shows a large house, labelled 'White Cross Fields' and set in impressive grounds, where the orphanage is shown on subsequent OS maps. It is possible that the orphanage incorporated part of this earlier house. (4)

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1896-1900. OS County Series, 2nd edition (1st revision), scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1912-1921. OS County Series, 3rd edition (Second Revision), scale 1:2500 (25" to one mile).
  • <4> Map: Board of Ordnance. 1852. Map of the Borough of Derby … Surveyed … for the local Board of Health A.D.1852.



Grid reference Centred SK 33993 36502 (136m by 120m)

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Record last edited

May 9 2017 4:15PM

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