Of St Mary's Church in Wirksworth, Pevsner states that nothing older than 1272 survives. But the foundation is far older and some earlier stone was almost certainly reused. On petrographic affinity it is similar to Black Rock/ Barrel Edge but some local traditions suggest the closer hillside, Gorsey Bank as the source. (1)
There is a quarry shown on Breamfield Lane on the 1st edition 25" Ordnance Survey map of c. 1880, this may be a source of stone suggested by Thomas in 2000. (2)
Unpublished document: Thomas, I (National Stone Centre). 2012. The Lower Derwent Valley: The Exploitation and Use of Historic Building Materials. p 7.
Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
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WIRKSWORTH, DERBYSHIRE DALES, DERBYSHIRE
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