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Monument record MDR9613 - Riddings Ironworks and tramway, aka Alfreton Works, Riddings.

Type and Period (2)

  • (Victorian to Early 20th Century - 1860 AD to 1926 AD)
  • (Victorian to Early 20th Century - 1860 AD to 1926 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

Just to the south of the Alfreton - Nottingham Road, between Pye Bridge and Somercotes, lies the site of James Oakes' Riddings ironworks. Later to become Stanton and Staveley, the ironworks opened in 1860 and smelting took place until 1926. In 1972 many of the buildings were still in use, although stripped of equipment. (1-2) Acquired by James Oakes and Co. in 1810 and by Stanton Ironworks in 1920. Smelting had ceased completely by 1920 and in later years it was solely concerned with the production of cast iron pipes, finally closing in the 1970s. Now in multiple use as an industrial estate. (3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Index: Council for British Archaeology (CBA). CBA Industrial Archaeology Report Card. Riddings ironworks.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1896-1900. OS County Series, 2nd edition (1st revision), scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
  • <3> Bibliographic reference: Fowkes, D (ed.). 2011. Derbyshire Industrial Archaeology: A Gazetteer of Sites, Part III, Borough of Amber Valley (second edition). pp. 35.



Grid reference Centred SK 43498 52874 (472m by 386m) Approximate

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Record last edited

Nov 27 2023 3:10PM

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