Monument record MDR13534 - Quarry, Rigga Lane, Little Eaton

Type and Period (1)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

Only the foundation arches of Lomb's original mill (1721) remain. These are of a buff-brown sandstone from which there appears to be no documented source, but a site inspection suggests that it came from one of the Little Eaton (Ashover Grit) or Coxbench (Rough Rock) sites. This Quarry is one of a number along Eaton Bank, it is a possible source of stone for Peckwash Paper Mill (1800) [SMR 22302], built of coursed stone. (1) There is a Quarry situated on Rigga Lane, in the 'Blue Mountains Area', on the 1st edition 25" Ordnance Survey map of c. 1880. (2)

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Thomas, I (National Stone Centre). 2012. The Lower Derwent Valley: The Exploitation and Use of Historic Building Materials. p 18, 20-21 illus.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).



Grid reference Centred SK 3561 4241 (101m by 80m)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (0)

External Links (0)

Record last edited

Dec 21 2018 9:27AM

Comments and Feedback

Do you have any more information about this record? Please feel free to comment with information and photographs, or ask any questions, using the "Disqus" tool below. Comments are moderated, and we aim to respond/publish as soon as possible.