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Monument record MDR13294 - Former gypsum pits in and adjacent to Toadhole Plantation, Aston on Trent

Type and Period (2)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

The 1st edition 25" Ordnance Survey map of c. 1880 shows two working 'Plaster Pits', linked by a tramway [SMR 16620] to the Trent and Mersey Canal, as well as additional 'Old Plaster Pits' to the north and south. Several Air Shafts are shown in fields to the west of the pits. (1) By the end of the century, the tramway only ran to one of the pits (2) and by the early 20th century all the sites are marked as 'Old Plaster Pit'. (3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1896-1900. OS County Series, 2nd edition (1st revision), scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1912-1921. OS County Series, 3rd edition (Second Revision), scale 1:2500 (25" to one mile).



Grid reference Centred SK 4109 2997 (351m by 460m)

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Record last edited

Jan 31 2018 3:14PM

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