A Parliamentary Commission in 1839 considered that the 15th century tower of Derby Cathedral was similar to the stone on Duffield Bank. However a city stone trail indicates that the source for the latter was Rigga Lane Quarry, a few steps to the south, on Eaton Bank. St Alkmund's [SMR 19402] in Duffield, of which only the early 14th century tower probably retains original stone work, probably drew stone from Duffield Bank, just across the river, but within the parish. Farey lists a Duffield Bank Quarry in 1811. (1)
This is the northern most quarry of a row situated on Duffield Bank on the 1st edition Ordnance Survey map of c. 1880. This is probably the site Thomas lists as 'Duffield Bank N (Turpins)' as it is located near a property labelled as 'Turpins'. (2)
The 2nd edition Ordnance Survey map of c. 1900 shows this as an 'old quarry'. (3)
Unpublished document: Thomas, I (National Stone Centre). 2012. The Lower Derwent Valley: The Exploitation and Use of Historic Building Materials. p 7, 37.
Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1896-1900. OS County Series, 2nd edition (1st revision), scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
Find a placename, postcode or grid reference
The map is limited to 3000 records per layer so not all records are being displayed for this area. Zoom in to see more.
Centred SK 3531 4365 (124m by 359m)
DUFFIELD, AMBER VALLEY, DERBYSHIRE
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.