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Monument record MDR4813 - Former clay pits, Brick Kiln Lane, Morley

Type and Period (2)

  • (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

Clay pits used for lining the Derby Canal and Little Eaton Waterworks are situated along Brick Kiln Lane. (1) The road name indicates the use of clay for brick-making also, though not necessarily on the same site. (2) The Strutt's 'New Mill', Belper required 345,200 bricks (the better ones from 'Morley Moore'). Best quality bricks for Bridge Hill House were introduced from Morley Moor works. (3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Fowkes, D. 1986. Derbyshire Industrial Archaeology - A Gazetteer of Sites. Part II - Borough of Erewash.
  • <2> Personal Observation: Cranstone D 11.2.1987 pers comm.
  • <3> Unpublished document: Thomas, I (National Stone Centre). 2012. The Lower Derwent Valley: The Exploitation and Use of Historic Building Materials. p 19, 23.



Grid reference Centred SK 389 417 (227m by 256m) (Approximate)

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Record last edited

Sep 1 2016 11:26AM

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