Birchwood Quarry, Homesford

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An opportunity to purchase a unique property as a whole or in three lots, comprising grassland, a block of ancient replanted beech woodland and a former quarry area supporting a maturing broadleaved woodland in all extending to 36.2 acres.

Well situated off the A6 at Homesford. 


The Land at Birchwood Quarry is superbly situated 5 miles from Matlock, and benefits from easy access from the A6 and the B5035.



16.4 Acres of gently sloping mowing grassland, with easy access at three points from the B5035.  The land has a north facing aspect and is in three separate compartments. The land is classified under Agricultural Land Classification (ALC) Grade 3.

There will be a reserved vehicular access across this lot in favour of Lot 2 should it be sold separately, with the right to make up a formal track and widen the associated road access.


The Birch Wood, 5.77 Acres of Ancient replanted woodland, now supporting a maturing stand of Beech and some Scots Pine on the Western Boundary.  The property moderately slopes to the north and borders the A6 trunk road along its northern boundary, there will be an access right over Lot 1, together with the right to construct a track, to facilitate management of the woodland. There is no fencing on the Western Legal boundary and the new owner will be required to fence this boundary.


'Soggs Wood', 14.03 acres of former quarry site and woodland, which has had historical Landfill to partly restore the quarry. There are some remnant structures within the woodland, being a stone building and materials loading platform.  The area has been colonised by Mature Ash and sycamore with small patches of Oak and Scots pine. There is a great deal of potential for development on this site.

This lot benefits from an excellent access on to the A6, which is shared with adjacent residential properties.


The land is to be sold by private treaty, as a whole or in parts.  Lot 1 is subject to a Farm Business Tenancy which expires on the 30th September 2019, after which there will be vacant possession.


The Land is sold without entitlements.


The land is sold subject to and with the benefit of all existing wayleaves, easements and rights of way whether public or private, light, support, drainage, water and electricity supplies and any other rights and obligations, easements and proposed wayleaves from masts, pylons, stays, cables, drains and water, gas and other pipe, whether specifically referred to or not. For further information on the extent of reserved rights held by Severn Trent Water please contact the agents.

We are aware of a public footpath running through Lots 1 & 3 and there is a permissive footpath through Lot 2.


Timber rights are included within the sale in so far as they are owned.  Mines and Minerals are reserved out of the sale.


We understand the property is located within the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site.


Derbyshire Dales District Council


Any future development is not of an industrial nature;
Any future development must be connected to the main sewer;
The site must not be converted for use as a waste tip;
No methaldehyde should be used on any areas of the site used for agriculture;
Consideration of the underground adit network is included in any proposed change of land use or development;
Access / easements to any underground Severn Trent assets must be maintained.


Lot 1: The vendors will reserve a right of access to their retained land adjacent and the right to erect a compound over a predefined area extending to no more than 1 acre. Any reserved access rights would be subject to reasonable notice and compensation provisions. Further detials available from the agents, Carter Jonas.

The land be sold subject to an overage of 40% for a term of 60 years.  For further details of the overage clause, please contact Carter Jonas.

Eversheds Sutherland


The Land is situated 2 miles South East of Cromford on the A6.  The grid reference is SK325552, and the nearest post code for the main entrance to the land is DE4 5HL.


The land may be viewed during normal daylight hours subject to prior notification to the vendor’s agent for security purposes.  Any person viewing the land must be in possession of a copy of these sales particulars.

Given the substantial hazards of a farm, we would ask you to be as vigilant as possible when making your inspection for your own personal safety.

Canon Court North, Abbey Lawn, Shrewsbury SY2 5DE

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Agents for this property

Fred Hickish MRICS
Direct Dial: 01743 213289
Mobile: 07775562076