Monument record MDR7570 - Gritstone quarry, Baslow Edge, Baslow and Bubnell

Type and Period (1)

  • (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

A quarry face bears the inscription 'CB 1803'. It is possible this is a terminal date for the quarry. This quarry produced the old-type slender, mushroom-shaped millstones, approx 2m in diameter. Farey records that sales had dropped off by 1811, but that millstones had been dug at Baslow.

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Index: NDAT. NDAT 0274. 0274.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Farey, J. 1811. A General View of the Agriculture and Minerals of Derbyshire, Vol. 1.
  • <3> Article in serial: Radley, J. 1963-4. 'Peak millstones and Hallamshire grindstones', Transactions of the Newcomen Soc.. Volume 36, pp 165-173.

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Location

Grid reference Centred SK 26 74 (1000m by 1000m) (Approximate)
Civil Parish BASLOW AND BUBNELL, DERBYSHIRE DALES, DERBYSHIRE

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Record last edited

Apr 13 2015 10:25AM

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