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Monument record MDR9034 - Sough Farm, Stanley

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  • None recorded

Full Description

The place name suggest the approximate location of a mine drainage sough, presumably into the rising ground to the south. It is indiacted that soughs were used for draining coal mines in the area by the 14 th c. and includes Stanley in a list of important coal pits in 1610 (2); there is no evidence, however, to relate this reference to Sough Farm. The name is recorded on a plan of 1825 (not further identified). The word can mean 'bog' as well as 'sough'. (3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Verbal communication: Anon. Personal communication. Cranstone: 13.12.1987.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Nixon, F. 1969. The Industrial Archaeology of Derbyshire. p. 69-75.
  • <3> Bibliographic reference: Cameron, K. 1959. The Place-Names of Derbyshire, Part III. English Place-Name Society, Vol. XXIX.. p. 608, 799.



Grid reference SK 41714 39730 (point)

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Record last edited

Feb 8 2011 4:43PM

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