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Monument record MDR13560 - Town Quarry, Crich Lane, Belper

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Full Description

Town Quarry off Swinney Lane, Belper was one of a very few quarries in the Lower Derwent area which extracted Chatsworth Grit. Town Quarry was not listed by Farey in 1811, however it was known to have been working at that time. It probably was not mentioned by Farey as it is likely that rights were restricted to parishioners. (1) A 'Town Quarry' is situated on Crich Lane, Belper on the 1st edition 25" Ordnance Survey map of c. 1880. (2) Modern maps show the quarry has been filled in and become a public open space. (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 Unpublished document: Thomas, I (National Stone Centre). 2012.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 16, 19.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
  • <3> *Internet Web Site: Google Maps. website accessed 01/02/2013.



Grid reference Centred SK 3522 4822 (66m by 93m)

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Record last edited

Dec 21 2018 9:27AM

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