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Monument record MDR13547 - Duffield Bank North Quarry (Turpins), Duffield Bank, Duffield

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Full Description

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)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Thomas, I (National Stone Centre). 2012. The Lower Derwent Valley: The Exploitation and Use of Historic Building Materials. p 7, 37.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1896-1900. OS County Series, 2nd edition (1st revision), scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).



Grid reference Centred SK 3531 4365 (124m by 359m)

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Record last edited

Dec 21 2018 9:27AM

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