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Monument record MDR13768 - Hopping Hill Quarry (Shaw Lane West), Shaw Lane, Milford

Type and Period (1)

Protected Status/Designation

  • World Heritage Site

Full Description

In 1794 the Strutts' 'New Mill' in Belper required stone from Laund Hill and Strutts' Hopping Hill quarries (the Hopping Hill quarry referred to here is likely to be that at the west end of Shaw Lane). For the East and West Terraces at Hopping Hill, completed 1813-20, the builders hewed stone from the site itself to create cellars for the houses themselves, supplemented by material extracted from a quarry at the junction of Shaw Lane and the present A6, generally described in the records as Hopping Hill Quarry. Farey listed Hopping Hill sandstone quarry in 1811. (1) The 1st edition 25" Ordnance Survey map of c. 1880 shows earthworks at the junction of Shaw Lane and the modern day A6, this may be the remains of the quarry mentioned by Farey and Thomas. (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 Unpublished document: Thomas, I (National Stone Centre). 2012.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 19, 20, 37.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).



Grid reference Centred SK 3487 4564 (66m by 67m)
World Heritage Site Derwent Valley Mills

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Record last edited

Dec 21 2018 9:27AM

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