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Monument record MDR9707 - Weir Quarry, Belper

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Protected Status/Designation

  • World Heritage Site

Full Description

Site shown as 'Weir Quarry (disused)' on late nineteenth century and subsequent OS maps, including modern mapping. (1, 2, 3) Sanderson's 1835 map also appears to show a feature of a similar size and shape at this location. (4) Strutt's West Mill, Belper in 1796 drew stone from Weir Quarry (regarded by some as the best in the area). Farey (1811) lists nine quarries, all working sandstone, in the Belper/ Milford/ Makeney vicinity, including Weir Quarry. As far as can be ascertained, of the quarries between Belper, and Makeney, Swinney Lane, Hunger Hill, Weir, Red Lane and possibly Terrace Quarries were still active around 1900, but none continued working into the 1920s. (5)

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile). XL-13.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1896-1900. OS County Series, 2nd edition (1st revision), scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile). XL-13, 1898.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1912-1921. OS County Series, 3rd edition (Second Revision), scale 1:2500 (25" to one mile). XL-13.
  • <4> Map: Sanderson, G. 1835. Twenty Miles round Mansfield.
  • <5> Unpublished document: Thomas, I (National Stone Centre). 2012. The Lower Derwent Valley: The Exploitation and Use of Historic Building Materials. p 19, 20.



Grid reference Centred SK 3489 4842 (157m by 151m)
World Heritage Site Derwent Valley Mills

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Record last edited

Apr 27 2022 9:55AM

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