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Monument record MDR11806 - High Leas Cottage (site of), Hearthstone Lane, Lea, Matlock Town

Type and Period (1)

  • (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • World Heritage Site Buffer Zone

Full Description

The site is shown on late 19th century OS maps as 'High Leas Cottage', but the buildings are not present on an early 20th century OS map. (1, 2, 3) A wooded area, measuring 6m by 8m, enclosed by dry stone walls and containing rough cut moss covered limestone blocks up to 0.50m long was identified at SK 3109 5754 during survey in 2008. It was not clear if this area was a quarry or discarded stone, but it is near to the site of High Leas Cottage. (4)

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile). XXXIV-7.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1896-1900. OS County Series, 2nd edition (1st revision), scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile). XXXIV-7, 1898.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1912-1921. OS County Series, 3rd edition (Second Revision), scale 1:2500 (25" to one mile). XXXIV-7.
  • <4> Unpublished document: Jurecki, K (ARCUS). 2008. Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site Landscape Project: Cromford and Belper Survey Transects. Level 1 Survey.. C3/4.



Grid reference Centred SK 3108 5761 (24m by 81m)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR3959

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Record last edited

Oct 19 2015 5:03PM

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