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Monument record MDR13563 - Ambergate and Buckland Hollow Brick Works, Buckland Hollow, Ripley

Type and Period (1)

  • (Georgian to Victorian - 1800 AD to 1880 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

Ambergate Brickworks operated at Buckland Hollow (aka Starving Valley). (1) Ambergate Brick Works are shown at Buckland Hollow on the 1st edition 25" Ordnance Survey map of c. 1880. (2) The 2nd edition 25" Ordnance Survey map of c. 1900 shows Ambergate Brick Works as Disused. (3) The earthworks of the Brick Works are still surviving according to modern maps, but they show no other evidence of the works. (4) Bricks have been at Boothgate and Ambergate (could be same site) in small, brick fields in the past. The brick works at Buckland Hollow are still more or less intact, although abandoned for many years. A round Hoffman Kiln, now overgrown with birch and small stcamore saplings. Catalogue of the site is preserved in the local studies library, Derby. A short tramway linked the works with a small quarry to the east of Valley Farm where measures above the Kilburn Rock were extracted. Some stone block sleepers can be seen in the farm walls, which may have come from there. (5)

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Thomas, I (National Stone Centre). 2012. The Lower Derwent Valley: The Exploitation and Use of Historic Building Materials. p 22.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1896-1900. OS County Series, 2nd edition (1st revision), scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
  • <4> Personal Observation: Greenwood, N. Personal observation based on map evidence, site visit etc..
  • <5> Unpublished document: Judge, T (Ripley Historical Group). 1993. Some places of interest in Heage Village.



Grid reference Centred SK 3740 5159 (76m by 155m)

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Record last edited

Feb 16 2015 9:49AM

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