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Site record MDR13549 - Hoppinghole Wood Quarry, Chevin Road, Milford

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Protected Status/Designation

  • World Heritage Site

Full Description

Hopping Hole Wood Quarry, Milford, on the west bank of the river Derwent, provided stone for the first Milford Mills starting in 1782, and various millworker cottages built in the period 1792-7, but the sheer hardness of the stone here deterred expansion of working for a more general market. (1) There is an Old Quarry situated in Hoppinghole Wood, Milford 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 Unpublished document: Thomas, I (National Stone Centre). 2012.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 20 illus..
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).



Grid reference Centred SK 3475 4523 (123m by 61m)
World Heritage Site Derwent Valley Mills

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Record last edited

Jul 10 2020 6:53PM

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