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Monument record MDR13190 - Industrial tramway (route of), Woodlands Lane, Chellaston

Type and Period (1)

  • (Victorian - 1850 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

A tramway is depicted on the 1st ed. 25" Ordnance Survey map of c. 1880 running betwen a brick and tile works and Swarkestone Road to the west, where there was a weighing machine at the roadside. (1) Before the tramway was constructed, the road was known as Wootton's Plaster Road and ran between Swarkestone Road and a large area of gypsum plaster pits. (2)

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
  • <2> Article in serial: Young, J A and Firman, R J. 1986. 'A reassessment of the Chellaston gypsum plaster industry', Derbyshire Miscellany. Volume 11, pp 40-48.



Grid reference Centred SK 3854 2994 (643m by 190m)

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Record last edited

Jan 31 2018 3:14PM

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