Monument record MDR13558 - Ridgeway Quarry, Crich Lane, Ambergate

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  • None recorded

Full Description

Ridgeway, Ambergate won stone from the Crawshaw Sandstone which represents the lowest sandstone of the Westphalian (Coal Measures), which sold mostly buff coloured stone, but not exclusively. Farey listed Ridgeway Quarry in 1811. (1) On the 1st edition 25" Ordnance Survey map of c. 1880 Ridgeway Quarry near Ambergate is shown as disused. (2) Gritstone quarry to the east of Carr Lane. (3) Entrance is from Ridgeway Lane and produces close grained building stone from mined Crawshay sandstone. (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 Unpublished document: Thomas, I (National Stone Centre). 2012.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 16, 17, 37.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
  • <3> Bibliographic reference: Fowkes, D (ed.). 2011. Derbyshire Industrial Archaeology: A Gazetteer of Sites, Part III, Borough of Amber Valley (second edition). pp. 29.
  • <4> Unpublished document: Judge, T (Ripley Historical Group). 1993. Some places of interest in Heage Village.



Grid reference Centred SK 3587 5150 (122m by 130m)

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Record last edited

Feb 13 2015 4:05PM

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