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Monument record MDR9956 - Inscribed slate tablet, Slinter Wood, Cromford

Type and Period (1)

  • (Georgian to Victorian - 1760 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • World Heritage Site

Full Description

At the side of a spring, which emerges from the hillside at a depression accessible from the footpath following the old mill leat up from Cromford, is a slate tablet bearing the inscription 'Slinter Wood Drinking Water'. Possibly in situ because of the profusion of lead-polluted water in the area. (1) Slinter Wood Cottage [SMR 9636] is believed to date from c. 1760. (2)

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Unpublished document: County Treasure Recording Form. 16.3.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Fowkes, D (ed.). 1997. Derbyshire Industrial Archaeology. A Gazetteer of Sites. Part IV. Derbyshire Dales. p 16.



Grid reference SK 288 571 (point) (Approximate)
World Heritage Site Derwent Valley Mills

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Record last edited

Dec 21 2018 9:27AM

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