Monument record MDR4195 - Millstone manufacturing site, Bamford Edge, Bamford

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'Bamford-Edge in Hathersage' is listed by Farey in 1811 as one of the places where 'Peak Millstones were formerly made'. (1, 2) 'The Kinderscout and Rivelin Grits have been used for millstones and grindstones for many years. The older style of millstones can be found in Bamford Edge…'. (3) A disused stone quarry within this area contains evidence for the production of millstones in the post-medieval period and lies within a larger scheduled area. The quarry measures approx. 30m wide by 60m in length, along a north-south axis. Within the quarried area are at least three discarded or unfinished flat and slightly domed millstones, the remains of a small stone-built hut and working areas. (4)

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Farey, J. 1811. A General View of the Agriculture and Minerals of Derbyshire, Vol. 1. pp 220-221.
  • <2> Article in serial: Tucker, D. 1985. 'Millstone making in the Peak District of Derbyshire: The quarries & the technology', Industrial Archaeology Review. Vol 8, pp 42-58. p 56.
  • <3> Article in serial: Makepeace, G (Hunter Archaeological Society). 1987. 'An archaeological survey of Bamford and Hathersage Outseats, Derbyshire', Trans. Hunter Arch. Soc.. Volume 14, pp 43-55.
  • <4> Scheduling record: English Heritage. 1998. Scheduling Notification: Cairnfield and quarry on Bamford Edge, 720m north of Clough House. 417.



Grid reference Centred SK 211 845 (536m by 476m) (Centred on)

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Apr 17 2015 9:14AM

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