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Monument record MDR9645 - Phoenix Iron Foundry (site of), Stuart Road, Derby

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Protected Status/Designation

  • World Heritage Site Buffer Zone

Full Description

The Phoenix Foundry is named on a map of Derby dated 1852. Later 19th century maps show it as 'Phoenix Foundry (Iron), with a travelling crane to the south of the works. (1-3) In 1898, the foundary is listed as pioneering works in constructional ironwork. It provided iron work for station roofs, roads and bridges such as the Battersea Bridge in London and the flooring for the hydraulic tilt breidges for the Liverpool Overhead Railway. A number of lock gates and machinery for the Nile Inrrigation Scheme in Egypt were provided by the Phoenix Foundary. (4)

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Map: Board of Ordnance. 1852. Map of the Borough of Derby … Surveyed … for the local Board of Health A.D.1852.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile). Sheet L.9.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1896-1900. OS County Series, 2nd edition (1st revision), scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile). Sheet L.9, 1898.
  • <4> Bibliographic reference: The Institution of Mechanical Engineers. 1898. Notice of Works, Open to the Visit of the Members.



Grid reference Centred SK 35435 36625 (102m by 128m)

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Record last edited

Dec 5 2022 12:58PM

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