Building record MDR9741 - Former Timber Yard, City Rd, Derby

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Two adjacent timber yards are named on the 1st ed. 25" OS map of c. 1880. (1) Much altered buildings - largely two storey brick, painted white - a complex site that began life as Francis Waite's timber yard in the 1840s. From 1895 it was John Jones' furniture works, then a ferro-concrete works and, most recently, Tomlinson's building contractor's offices. (2) A walkover survey of the site was conducted on April 20 2009, with a follow-up visit on April 30 to view building interiors. Two groups of buildings arranged around two yards were briefly recorded and a comprehensive digital photographic record was made. The buildings range in date from the probable late 1840s to the second half of the 20th century. (3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile). Sheet L.9.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Fowkes, D (ed.). 2003. Derbyshire Industrial Archaeology. A Gazetteer of Sites. Part VII. City of Derby.. p 6.
  • <3> Unpublished document: Brown, J and Elliot, L (TPA). 2009. Proposed development on land off City Road, Derby, Derbyshire. An archaeological desk-based assessment for Prime Construction Services Ltd.



Grid reference Centred SK 35361 36988 (79m by 84m) Approximate
World Heritage Site Derwent Valley Mills

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  • EDR2711

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Record last edited

Aug 23 2022 6:03PM

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