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Building record MDR11830 - Stone Building, Coumbs Wood, Cromford

Type and Period (2)

Protected Status/Designation

  • World Heritage Site Buffer Zone

Full Description

A well built stone building, measuring 8m by 5m, with a single pitch tiled roof was identified at SK 3125 5720, associated with an area of quarrying, during survey in 2008. The south facing wall of the building has a doorway, broken windows and air vents. The building has been extended in two phases and appears to be in current use, although it is poorly looked after. A limestone outcrop, measuring 20m by 3m, with rock cut quarry bays and moss covered debris at the base of the cliffs is associated with the building. (1) The site is not present on a late 19th century OS map, the area being shown only as woodland, but the building and the associated quarry faces are shown on an OS map at the end of the 19th century. (2, 3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Jurecki, K (ARCUS). 2008. Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site Landscape Project: Cromford and Belper Survey Transects. Level 1 Survey.. C3/12, C3/13.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile). XXXIV-7.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1896-1900. OS County Series, 2nd edition (1st revision), scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile). XXXIV-7, 1898.



Grid reference Centred SK 3125 5720 (7m by 7m)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR3959

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Record last edited

Dec 21 2018 9:27AM

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