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Monument record MDR4796 - Eatonpark Wood quarries, Little Eaton

Type and Period (1)

  • (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

Eatonpark Wood quarries. Depressions found on the floor of the wood (at SK 362428 ) from which gritstone was extracted for scythe whetstones. Wasters from this quarrying process can still be found. (1) Nothing is shown in Eatonpark Wood on the 1st ed. 25" OS map of c. 1880; however there is an 'Old Quarry' marked a short distance to the east, which may have been part of the same workings. (2)

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Fowkes, D. 1986. Derbyshire Industrial Archaeology - A Gazetteer of Sites. Part II - Borough of Erewash. p 21.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).



Grid reference Centred SK 364 429 (360m by 219m) (Centre)

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Record last edited

Jun 3 2011 9:38AM

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