According to a statement drawn up for counsel in 1818, Francis Hurt's next step, taken in 1776, after building the Alderwasley Ironworks [SMR 16102] in 1764, was to build what the document describes as a second forge about a quarter of a mile downstream from the first, where he erected another weir and mill-race. Again, no further description of the plant is given either there or elsewhere, although we are told that the lower works did not operate after 1794. The nationally compiled list of that year describes only a single site at Alderwasley and there seems no reason to doubt the accuracy of the date. The plan accompanying the case-paper locates the site immediately downstream from the bridge which carries Holly Lane across the Derwent near Ambergate and shows a weir and building on the west bank. (1)
Article in serial: Riden, P. 1988. 'The Ironworks at Alderwasley and Morley Park', Derbyshire Archaeological Journal. Volume 108, pp 77-107. p 78.
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ALDERWASLEY, AMBER VALLEY, DERBYSHIRE
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Derwent Valley Mills
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