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Monument record MDR9748 - Slab wall near Bowers Mill, Whitefield Lane, Ashover

Type and Period (1)

  • (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

A stretch of wall built of large upright slabs similar to those used elsewhere for covering flues. The wall is circa 100 yards downstream from the site of Bowers Mill cupola (SMR 534). (1) The practice of cleaving millstone grit blocks into long straight stones for setting upright as fence palings has been noted by Farey in 1813. A similar fence exists on Back Lane, north of Overton Hall. (2)

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Article in serial: Willies, L. 1969. 'Cupola lead smelting sites in Derbyshire, 1737-1900', Bulletin of the Peak District Mines Historical Society. Vol. 4, part 1.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Edwards, D. 2006. Notes on various SMR entries compiled during research for the new Victoria County History.



Grid reference SK 32283 64304 (point) (Approximate)

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Record last edited

May 28 2015 9:22AM

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