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Monument record MDR15074 - Trackway from Ambergate to Thacker Hall, Thacker Wood, Ripley

Type and Period (1)

  • (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

A small exposure, never a proper quarry, in a fault in the Chatsworth Grit. It appears to be a 'strike' fault associated with the large Derwent Valley synecline. It is abouve 5m wide, beside the ancient track from Thacker Hall to Ambergate, at SK 356 515. (1) The trackway mentioned by Authority 1 is presumably the one shown on the 1st edition 25" OS map of c. 1880 and on Sanderson's map of 1835. The track is still in use and runs from Thacker Hall Farm, past Thacker Villas, through Thacker Wood and past the sewage works on to Riversdale [2017]. (2, 3, 4)

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Judge, T (Ripley Historical Group). 1993. Some places of interest in Heage Village. p. 3.
  • <2> Map: Sanderson, G. 1835. Twenty Miles round Mansfield.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). Current Mastermap and 1:10000 series.



Grid reference Centred SK 3547 5159 (375m by 166m)

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Record last edited

Dec 21 2018 9:27AM

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