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Natural Stone Centre, Wirksworth, Derbyshire.

Stuart Hodgkinson

Natural Stone Centre, Wirksworth, Derbyshire.

by Stuart Hodgkinson

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Published .
Written in English


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ContributionsManchester Polytechnic. Department of Architecture and Landscape.
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Open LibraryOL13828561M

Natural Stone Specialist Magazine. Natural Stone Specialist is the UK’s only magazine dedicated to the natural stone industry. Each issue features some of the most interesting projects in stone, both new build and conservation, including the views of architects and designers, clients, and the masonry companies involved. The National Stone Centre is in Middleton by Wirksworth in the heart of the Derbyshire Dales, on the edge of the Peak National Park. It's aim is to tell the 'story of stone' in the UK - its geological origins, the history of its working from earliest times, its multiplicity of uses, environmental issues and its contribution to landscape and art.

The National Stone Centre, Derbyshire Eco Centre and the Mount Cook Adventure Centre also have their homes in Wirksworth. We are also with easy reach of a number of local wedding venues including Haarlem Mill (10 min walking distance), . Stones Of Wirksworth Ltd - Builders & Joiners in Derbyshire - Stones of Wirksworth Ltd are a family business established in in Wirksworth, part of the Derbyshire Peak District. Our aim is to provide a high quality service in building and joinery for the industrial and domestic market. We specialise in all types of building and conservation work from barn conversions to house .

The Book Shop (Wirksworth) in WIRKSWORTH, Derbyshire. LibraryThing Local covers bookstores and libraries, and book events of all kinds. Home Groups Talk Zeitgeist.   The National Stone Centre – Middleton by Wirksworth. The History of Fossils Popularised by television programmes like the Antiques Roadshow and Flog It, the collecting bug has bitten many of us and has become something of a cultural phenomenon in our affluent twenty-first century society.


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Natural Stone Centre, Wirksworth, Derbyshire by Stuart Hodgkinson Download PDF EPUB FB2

Run by a small group of volunteers and set within six former limestone quarries in the heart of the Derbyshire Dales, on the edge of the Peak District National Park, and close to the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site, the National Stone Centre (NSC) is a 40 acre Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), for its geological formations, offering outdoor and indoor activities for all.

Hotels near National Stone Centre: ( km) Number 37 Wirksworth ( km) The Old Lockup ( km) Matchbox Cottage ( km) Durham House ( km) Red Lion Hotel; View all hotels near Wirksworth Stone Centre on Tripadvisor/5().

The fascinating story of how we all use stone from morning to night is told at the National Stone Centre in Wirksworth, on land acquired from Tarmac by Derbyshire County Council on behalf of the National Stone Centre.

Derbyshire is the largest quarrying area in the country, and in the s, it produced twenty million tonnes of stone a year. Derbyshire Eco Centre is the county hub for sustainability learning. It's at the heart of our drive to combat climate change. The centre offers a high quality, enjoyable and supportive environment in which to learn the skills we need to enjoy living sustainably and lead lower carbon lifestyles.

OS grid reference: SK Near to the centre of the town of Wirksworth, Derbyshire, along St Mary's Gate stands the ancient parish church of St Mary the Virgin, and housed within is the Anglo-Saxon 'Wirksworth Stone', a richly carved sculptured stone with biblical scenes and figures, which is said to date from the 7th-9th.

Alternatively, you can call us any day on: (we are open seven days a week 10am to 4pm) to make your payment by credit or debit card over the phone. You can also pay in person in the Rock Shop within the Discovery Centre at the National Stone Centre in cash, card or cheque - or by posting us a cheque to the address at the bottom of the page.

Wirksworth is a market town in the Derbyshire Dales district of Derbyshire, England, with a population recorded as 5, in the census. It contains the source of the River town was granted a market charter by Edward I in – it is still held today on Tuesdays in the Memorial Gardens.

The parish church of St Mary's is thought to date from Country: England. The spectacular StarDisc – a 21st century stone circle star chart – sits high above the town and illuminates the constellations at night. The National Stone Centre and Mount Cook Adventure Centre lie on the edge of Wirksworth, and in the town itself St.

Mary’s Church – one of the finest in the county – is well worth a visit. National Stone Centre: New look - See traveler reviews, 60 candid photos, and great deals for Wirksworth, UK, at Tripadvisor.5/5(). Just off the market place is the town's information centre and Heritage Centre, sited in a pleasantly converted old merchant's yard.

Wirksworth was the meeting place for the Barmote Court of the lead mining 'Liberties' of the low Peak and the Moot Hall, where the court meetings are still held, lies in a little back street north of the church. Ian Thomas, a now retired founder and director of the National Stone Centre in Wirksworth, Derbyshire, has led a team of eight in the production of a book called Delving Along the Derwent – a history of quarries and the people who worked in them.

The book is the result of research undertaken over a number of years by the team that has become known as. The National Stone Centre is a 50 acre site of Special Geological Scientific Interest offering outdoor and indoor activities for all and run by a small group of volunteers.

It is set within six former limestone quarries in the heart of the Derbyshire Dales, on the edge of the Peak District National Park, and close to the Derwent Valley Mills. Derbyshire Eco Centre For information, or to book courses on pages 7 to 10, please call Derbyshire Eco Centre on or email [email protected] * Family of up to 2 adults and 2 children, one additional child can attend for an extra £5 Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site inspired course, kindly supported by.

Derbyshire Eco Centre, Middleton-By-Wirksworth. K likes. We offer a variety of courses and activities on conservation and sustainability, in our eco-friendly building in the heart of Derbyshire.5/5(4). Telling the Story of Stone - history, science, technology, art, environment - in the heart of the Derbyshire Dales on the edge of the Peak District.

A dramatic site steeped in industrial history, ecology, displaying million year old fossil tropical reefs. National Stone Centre features exhibits related to Archaeology, Natural Sciences and Industry.

Matlock is the county town of Derbyshire, is situated at the south-eastern part of the Peak District, with the National Park directly to the town is twinned with the French town of former spa resort of Matlock Bath lies immediately south of the town on the civil parish of Matlock Town had a population in the UK census of 9,District: Derbyshire Dales.

We stayed in Wirksworth and wanted to take our baby daughter swimming- found this swimming pool online- it's a pool run as a charity and is a lovely little pool. They have public swimming sessions and it's very reasonable indeed!5/5(2).

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The National stone centre is based at Wirksworth, just outside Matlock Bath, and is a place crammed with ancient rocks and minerals, tropical reefs, and has centuries of industrial history. It's a great place to take the children but it's very informative and exciting for adults too and is full of wildlife treasures.

WIRKSWORTH (from Lewis,Vol 4, p) WIRKSWORTH (St Mary). A market-town and parish, in the union of Belper, chiefly in the hundred of Wirksworth, but partly in that of Appletree, and partly in that of High Peak, county of Derby; containing 7, inhabitants [in ], of whom 4, are in the town; 13 miles north-north-west from Derby, and miles north-west-by.

Listed here are: WirksworthMiddleton and Matlocktogether containingentries and ALL readable details. Wirksworth and Middleton were transcribed personally by the Author from his complete microfilm library, see .The Salon Wirksworth - The Salon, 5 St Marys Gate, DE4 4DQ Matlock, Derbyshire - Rated based on 6 Reviews "Phoned up this morning as most women book /5(6).Wirksworth`s prosperity was built on its mineral wealth, so it was perhaps only appropriate to have the National Stone Centre nearby.

It was opened in on the site of disused quarries and tells the story of stone, its geological history and its industrial past.

It shows how stone has been used throughout the ages for building.