Completed the historic map interpretation for the LIP Project Study Area (no. 4) that centres on Friar Gate and Ashbourne Rd (apologies for poor resolution – still looking for a way to successfully export good quality images from the GIS software used):
1883 Historic Map Google Earth Overlay
- Blue: water pumps
- Grey: domestic
- Pale pink: education
- Medium Pink: institutional building
- Red: religious buildings
- Violet: Commercial & industrial
- Dark purple: Public Houses
Do you live in any of the houses shown?
We’re interested to hear from residents of houses marked on the map – the LIP project can carry out – or support householders in carrying out their own – (for free) archaeological standing building surveys (house interiors – and / or outdoor toilets!), and would really like to record any bits of old pottery, glass, etc. found in gardens.
Non-domestic features of interest
- The large pink building at the bottom right of the map is the County Gaol, now demolished (façade remains).
- The building of the same colour in the middle of the map is St Christopher’s Railway Servants’ Children’s Home
- The map records the smaller building of this colour at the top left as a ‘Females Home’. (This is recorded in the HER – no. 32542 – as ‘Home for Penitent Females’, built 1866-68 by George Henry Sheffield)
- The pale pink building, right of centre is Ashgate Board School – still a primary school today.
- The violet features at the bottom left of the map are brick fields & kilns. (Recorded in the HER – no. 32501 – as being in operation until 1900)
- Some pubs marked on the map (dark purple) are still open today: the Greyhound, New Zealand, Wagon & Horses, Wheel (now Mile)
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Tagged 1880s, 19th century, Amenities, Ashbourne Road, Commerce, Derby, Factories, Friar Gate, Gaol, Housing, Industrial Housing, Industry, Mills, Prison, Public Houses, Religion, Religious buildings, Shops, Streets, Terraced Housing, Victorian, Water pumps