Monument record MDR9707 - Weir Quarry, Belper
Type and Period (1)
- SANDSTONE QUARRY (Georgian to Victorian - 1796 AD to 1900 AD)
- World Heritage Site
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)
- <1> SDR18789 Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile). XL-13.
- <2> SDR18790 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> SDR20367 Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1912-1921. OS County Series, 3rd edition (Second Revision), scale 1:2500 (25" to one mile). XL-13.
- <4> SDR18634 Map: Sanderson, G. 1835. Twenty Miles round Mansfield.
- <5> SDR21446 Unpublished document: Thomas, I (National Stone Centre). 2012.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)|
|Civil Parish||BELPER, AMBER VALLEY, DERBYSHIRE|
|World Heritage Site||Derwent Valley Mills|
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Record last edited
Apr 27 2022 9:55AM