Monument record MDR15061 - Save Penny Lane (route of), between Makeney and Belper

Type and Period (1)

  • (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • World Heritage Site

Full Description

The old lane leading down to the fords at Duffield can still be seen at the Makeney end. It was known as 'Save Penny Lane' because people who used it, and crossed the ford [see SMR 19413], saved the penny toll which Messrs. Strutt charged for crossing the bridge they had built. Afterwards, the Messrs. Strutt had the ford destroyed and the river deepened. (1) The most northern part of Save Penny Lane is still labelled as such on modern OS mapping [2016]. The rest of the former lane follows the parish boundary and field boundaries down to the river. (2)

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Bland, J. 1922. Old Duffield: Village, Church and Castle. p. 35.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). Current Mastermap and 1:10000 series.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SK 3509 4395 (459m by 464m)
Civil Parish BELPER, AMBER VALLEY, DERBYSHIRE
Civil Parish DUFFIELD, AMBER VALLEY, DERBYSHIRE
World Heritage Site Derwent Valley Mills

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Record last edited

Dec 21 2018 9:27AM

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