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Monument record MDR7013 - Church Works (site of), Church Street, Church Gresley

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Full Description

In 1888 this area is shown on the OS map as mainly open ground behind a developed street frontage. (1) By 1902 the Church Works had been constructed, manufacturing sanitary earthenware. The works was still in use in 1938. (2-3) By 1976 the works had been demolished and the site had become a residential area. (4, 5) The Church Works was one of three new works established in the later 19th century by the firm of Benjamin Robinson to manufacture high quality sanitary ware exclusively. (6)

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1888. OS County Series 1:10560, sheet: Derbyshire LX NW, surveyed 1881-1882, published 1888. 1:10560.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1902. OS County Series 1:10560, sheet: Derbyshire LX NW/Staffordshire XLVIIA NW, second edition 1902, revised 1899-1900. 1:10560.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1938. OS County Series 1:10560, sheet: Derbyshire LX NW/Staffordshire XLVIIA NW, provisional edition, revised 1920. 1:10560.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1976. 1:10000.
  • <5> Index: RCHME. 1995. New National Forest Survey: 921554. 921554. p272-3.
  • <6> Article in serial: Spavold, J. 1981. 'The sanitary pottery industries of South Derbyshire, 1840-1914', Industrial Archaeology Review. Volume 5, pp 143-154. p 153.



Grid reference Centred SK 2939 1819 (120m by 63m) (Centre)

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Record last edited

Dec 4 2014 5:54PM

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