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Monument record MDR2962 - Harborough Brick Works (site of) and sand quarries

Type and Period (3)

  • (Victorian to Late 20th Century - 1890 AD to 1974 AD)
  • (Victorian to Late 20th Century - 1890 AD to 1974 AD)
  • (Victorian to Late 20th Century - 1900 AD to 1974 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

A 19th century brickworks adjoining the Cromford and High Peak Railway, with extensive sand workings close at hand. Prior todemolition in 1974, the works contained 6 Beehive kilns. (1) Slides are at Derby Museum and Art Gallery (2). Nothing is shown on the 1st ed. 25" OS map at the site. (3) By 1899 a tramway had been constructed, leading from sidings on the Cromford and High Peak Railway to an area of quarrying to the east. Only a small un-named building is depicted. (4) A much more extensive area of quarrying is shown on the 3rd ed. OS map, associated with a large building and five circular structures, presumably brickkilns, and named as 'Harboro' Brick Works'. (5)

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Index: NDAT. 0463. 0463.
  • <2> Index: Council for British Archaeology (CBA). CBA Industrial Archaeology Report Card. Brickworks, Harboro Rocks.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile). Sheet XXXIII.16.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1896-1900. OS County Series, 2nd edition (1st revision), scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile). Sheet XXXIII.16, 1899.
  • <5> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1912-1921. OS County Series, 3rd edition (Second Revision), scale 1:2500 (25" to one mile). Sheet XXXIII.16.



Grid reference Centred SK 2417 5506 (367m by 238m) (Approximate)

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Record last edited

Jan 27 2017 3:53PM

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