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Monument record MDR9890 - Gas Works (site of), Hopping Hill, Milford

Type and Period (1)

  • (Georgian to Early 20th Century - 1822 AD to 1930 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • World Heritage Site

Full Description

The Strutts built a gasworks in 1822 at Hopping Hill, near Milford, buying a gasometer from Isaac Horton of West Bromwich. (1) The site is shown on late 19th century OS maps as 'Gas Works' but although the gasometer is shown on an early 20th century OS map there is no associated text. The gasometer is not shown on a mid 20th century OS map, although the associated buildings and site boundary are shown. (2, 3, 4, 5)

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Nixon, F. 1969. The Industrial Archaeology of Derbyshire. p 211.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile). XLV-5.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1896-1900. OS County Series, 2nd edition (1st revision), scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile). XLV-5, 1898.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1912-1921. OS County Series, 3rd edition (Second Revision), scale 1:2500 (25" to one mile). XLV-5.
  • <5> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1937-38. OS County Series, Third Revision, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile). XLV-5.



Grid reference Centred SK 3480 4550 (54m by 61m) (Approximate)
World Heritage Site Derwent Valley Mills

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR2294

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Record last edited

Sep 11 2018 12:33PM

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