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Monument record MDR15166 - Potter's Coal Wharf and lime kilns (site of), Ilkeston

Type and Period (2)

  • (Georgian to Victorian - 1799 AD? to 1899 AD?)
  • (Georgian to Victorian - 1799 AD? to 1899 AD?)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

The Potter family had been operating a lease under the Duke of Rutland for some years and about this time had opened a new pit close to the canal. The railway from this pit reached the canal just below the point at which the brook passed underneath the towing path. The wharf was furnished with at least two buildings and four lime kilns, a tar covered house surviving until quite recently (1970). Potter applied on 3rd of March 1838 for permission to build an alternative towing-path opposite bank from Moor's Bridge to Limekiln Lock. Potter's traffic had previously been the cause of a bitter wrangle with the Erewash Canal Company, involving the equalising arrangement giving the Nutbrook Company power to raise the tonnages on Ilkeston and other coals. (1)

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Stevenson, P. 1970. The Nutbrook Canal, Derbyshire.



Grid reference Centred SK 4542 4159 (45m by 204m)

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Record last edited

Mar 10 2015 10:13AM

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