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Monument record MDR1322 - Chert quarry, The Duke's Drive, Ashford

Type and Period (1)

  • (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

An old chert quarry. (1,2) There is a quary recorded at SK 1935 6952 on the 1st edition Ordnance Survey map, but whether this is a chert quarry is unknown. (3,4) In 1887 a chert quarry was recorded to have been opened on the Buxton Road, however this was probably the quarry at SK 187 699, whereas the Ashford Chert Quarry was recorded to be at SK 192 697, just east of the Rookery Black Marble Mine, first recorded in 1915 to 1919, trading as Messrs Smith and Sons of Holme Black Chert Mine, Bakewell. (5)

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Harris, H. 1971. Industrial Archaeology of the Peak District.
  • <2> Index: North Derbyshire Archaeological Trust (NDAT). North Derbyshire Archaeological Trust Index: 0084. 0084.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
  • <4> Personal Observation: Thornton, A. Personal observation, map evidence, field visit etc..
  • <5> Article in serial: Bowering, G & Flindall, R. 1998. 'Hard times: a history of the Derbyshire chert industry', Mining History: The Bulletin of the Peak District Mines Historical Society. Volume 13, No. 5, pp 24-25.



Grid reference Centred SK 193 695 (36m by 29m) (Approximate)

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Record last edited

Jun 25 2015 6:07PM

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