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Monument record MDR4996 - Peasunhurst Quarry, Darley Road, Ashover

Type and Period (1)

  • (Victorian to Edwardian - 1885 AD to 1910 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

Former quarry producing pulping stones in circa 1910. Pulping stones were produced late in the 19th century onwards, following the introduction of the use of wood-pulp for paper making around that time. (1) Peasunhurst Quarry came into use at the end of the 19th century, as it is not shown on the 1st ed. 25" OS map but is depicted and named on the 2nd edition of 1898. It had expanded northwards and across the road by the time of the 3rd revision. (2-4) It is unclear if this quarry or Roach Quarry (SMR 33613) was recorded as plot no. 285 in the Ashover Inclosure Award of 1779, one of the sites allotted for parish quarries. (5)

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> 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.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile). Sheet XXIX.3.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1896-1900. OS County Series, 2nd edition (1st revision), scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile). Sheet XXIX.3, 1898.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1912-1921. OS County Series, 3rd edition (Second Revision), scale 1:2500 (25" to one mile). Sheet XXIX.3.
  • <5> Unpublished document: Edwards, D. 2006. Notes on various SMR entries compiled during research for the new Victoria County History.



Grid reference Centred SK 315 665 (207m by 195m) (Centre)

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Record last edited

May 27 2015 1:36PM

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