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Monument record MDR8930 - Brindley memorial, Taylor Farm, Wormhill

Type and Period (3)

  • (Mid 20th Century - 1958 AD to 1958 AD)
  • (Mid 20th Century - 1958 AD to 1958 AD)
  • (Tudor to Georgian - 1540 AD to 1716 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

Monument of stone with brass plaque, commemorating the birthplace of James Brindley, 1716-1772. (2) Plaque erected by Derbyshire Archaeological Society in 1958 on the site of the birthplace of James Brindley, millwright and civil engineer, 1716-1772. (3) The modern, 1958, memorial is in Wormhill village. The original memorial, at Tunstead, is 18th century. A plaque was erected in 1958 by the Derbyshire Archaeological Society on the site of the birthplace of James Brindley, pioneer canal engineer, born 1716. Only earthworks now mark the site of the cottage. (5)

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Hill, R (PPJPB). 1985. Peak Park Treasures. Hart, C; 1978; E60.
  • <2> Personal Observation: Heron, M. 1991. Pers. Comm..
  • <3> Photograph: Peak District National Park Authority (PDNPA). Black and white photograph collection. 1978: 4.24a-25a.
  • <4> Index: North Derbyshire Archaeological Trust (NDAT). North Derbyshire Archaeological Trust Index. 2551.
  • <5> Bibliographic reference: Fowkes, D. 1984. Derbyshire Industrial Archaeology - A Gazetteer of Sites. Part I. Borough of High Peak. p 32.



Grid reference Centred SK 1090 7499 (13m by 13m) (Approximate)

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Record last edited

May 19 2015 3:35PM

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