The raw material for Ashford Black Marble is extracted from only two quarries near the village of Ashford-in-the-Water, Derbyshire.

Buxton had several craftsmen practicing the trade and the works were popular souvenirs from spa visits. The collection consists of 152 pieces including a table top, ten larger items like urns, 95 other smaller ornaments and 30 jewellery items.

Provenance

Collection amassed by Michael Tomlinson circa 1955-2005.


Buxton Museum and Art Gallery

Terrace Road, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 6DA
01629 533540
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Opening times

Tue – Fri, 9.30am – 5.30pm Sat, 9.30am – 5pm Sun and Bank Holiday Mon, 10.30am – 5pm Times are subject to alteration please check website before visiting.

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