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Monument record MDR14227 - Gas works (site of), Ashford Road, Bakewell

Type and Period (1)

  • (Georgian to Victorian - 1800 AD to 1850 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

A gas works appears here on the 1st edition 25" OS map of c. 1880. It is still in use on the 3rd edition 25" OS map of the early 20th century, but is not marked on modern OS mapping. (1-3) An archaeological evaluation was carried out in 2011 on the site of the former gas works prior to the construction of a proposed new bridge to the Riverside Business Park across the river. The Bakewell Gas Company Works is known to have been established here by 1850. The evaluation identified remains of these works; namely a series of walls, and a chimney stack with associated flues, along with the arched opening of a former boiler. (4)

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1912-1921. OS County Series, 3rd edition (Second Revision), scale 1:2500 (25" to one mile).
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). Current Mastermap and 1:10000 series.
  • <4> Unpublished document: Mora-Ottomano, A (ARS). 2011. Archaeological evaluation at Riverside Business Park, Bakewell, Derbyshire.



Grid reference Centred SK 2116 6899 (110m by 37m)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR3109

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Record last edited

Mar 15 2020 11:55AM

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