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Monument record MDR13557 - Red Lane Quarry, Red Lane, Makeney

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Protected Status/Designation

  • World Heritage Site

Full Description

Red sandstone was extracted on Red Lane, Makeney. The Herbert Strutt school, Belper was built of stone donated by the Strutts from their Red Lane Quarry in 1909. As far as can be ascertained, of the quarries between Belper and Makeney, Swinney Lane, Hunger Hill, Weir, Red Lane and possibly Terrace Quarries were still active around 1900, but none continued working into the 1920s. (1) There is an old quarry on Red Lane on the 1st edition 25" Ordnance Survey map c. 1880. (2) The 3rd edition 25" Ordnance Survey map just lists this as a Quarry. (3) Modern maps show it as a disused quarry. (4)

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Thomas, I (National Stone Centre). 2012. The Lower Derwent Valley: The Exploitation and Use of Historic Building Materials. p 17, 19, 20.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1912-1921. OS County Series, 3rd edition (Second Revision), scale 1:2500 (25" to one mile).
  • <4> Personal Observation: Greenwood, N. Personal observation based on map evidence, site visit etc..



Grid reference Centred SK 3534 4440 (67m by 103m)
World Heritage Site Derwent Valley Mills

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Record last edited

Dec 21 2018 9:27AM

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