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Monument record MDR8588 - Brickworks near Gallowlow Lane, Cromford & High Peak Railway, Ballidon

Type and Period (2)

  • (Georgian to Victorian - 1750 AD to 1900 AD)
  • (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

Minninglow Brick Works. Photographic record. (1,2). Late 18th century brickworks. Sand from the nearby quarries was used to make silica bricks which were transported, by train, to Sheffield, where they were used to line steel furnaces. (3). All that survives is a kiln and some walls. The kiln is circular, approximately six metres in diameter and one and ½ metres high, it is made of brick with the majority fire-cracked. The inside is coated with large amounts of slag and vitrified brick or mortar. There are eight small rectangular holes, visible at ground level, approximately 50cm high, which reach up through the structure; these are presumably flues. Two short stretches of drystone wall, approximately 10-15 metres long, also survive in poor condition. It is possible that the two walls are of the siding and none of the works building remains. (4-8).

Sources/Archives (8)

  • <1> Photograph: Peak District National Park Authority (PDNPA). Slide Collection. 962.1-26.
  • <2> Photograph: Peak District National Park Authority (PDNPA). Black and white photograph collection. 478.0a-8a, 11a-14a; 478.30a-34a; 473.2a; 447.4a-5a.
  • <3> Bibliographic reference: Hodges, R & Wildgoose, M. The Antiquity of a Peakland Hill Farm.
  • <4> Archive: Jessop, O. 2003. Cromford & High Peak Railway and Peak Forest Tramway Survey. ARCUS 738b. Feature no: 192.
  • <5> Photograph: ARCUS. 2003. Cromford & High Peak Railway and Peak Forest Tramway Survey, Project 738b. Digital photograph. pp 264-266.
  • <6> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile). Sheet: XXXIII.7.
  • <7> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 2002. OS Explorer 0L24 (2002).
  • <8> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 2002. OS Explorer 0L24 (2002).



Grid reference SK 20506 57224 (point) (Estimated from sources)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR1790

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Record last edited

Oct 30 2012 8:13AM

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