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Monument record MDR13777 - Bank Quarry, Smedley Street West, Matlock Town

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  • None recorded

Full Description

Although there was a church in Matlock from at least the 12th century, substantial alterations in the 15th century (perpendicular style - probably with stone from Matlock Bank or Tansley) appear to have removed earlier work. (1) A number of Old Quarries are shown on Matlock Bank on the 1st edition 25" Ordnance Survey map of c. 1880. These may have been the source of stone for the 15th century alterations to Matlock Church, as mentioned by Thomas in 2000. (2) The 2nd edition 25" Ordnance Survey map of c. 1900 labels Bank Quarry as having extended some of the former Old Quarries shown on the 1st edition 25" Ordnance Survey map of c. 1880. (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 Unpublished document: Thomas, I (National Stone Centre). 2012.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 7.
  • <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).



Grid reference Centred SK 2955 6118 (253m by 163m)

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Record last edited

Feb 12 2018 2:32PM

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