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 southern 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 S (Bridge)'. (2)
Unpublished document: Thomas, I (National Stone Centre). 2012.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).
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DUFFIELD, AMBER VALLEY, DERBYSHIRE
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