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Monument record MDR9973 - Ford, Allestree Ford Bridge, Allestree, Derby

Type and Period (2)

  • (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • (Edwardian to 21st Century - 1910 AD? to 2050 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • World Heritage Site

Full Description

Map evidence shows that the River Derwent was crossed by a ford at this site in 1835 (1) and in the late 19th century. (2, 3) The ford appears to have been replaced by a bridge in the early 20th century, although it is shown as a much narrower structure than the present bridge. (4)

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Map: Sanderson, G. 1835. Twenty Miles round Mansfield.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile). Sheet L.1.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1896-1900. OS County Series, 2nd edition (1st revision), scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile). Sheet L.1, 1900.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1912-1921. OS County Series, 3rd edition (Second Revision), scale 1:2500 (25" to one mile). Sheet L.1.



Grid reference Centred SK 35959 40157 (68m by 56m) (Approximate)
World Heritage Site Derwent Valley Mills

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Record last edited

Dec 21 2018 9:27AM

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