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Building record MDR10271 - Former Abell's Ironworks, Brook Street, Derby

Type and Period (1)

  • (Former Type) (Victorian to Mid 20th Century - 1840 AD? to 1950 AD?)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

Abell's Ironworks, Brook Street. Plain two storey brick buildings including a house, with slate roofs, fronting the street. Gutted inside and modified for other more recent uses. The site runs through to Brook Walk running alongside the Markeaton Brook where there are further building remains. William Oiiver Abell (1809-1874) came to Derby from Milford in the late 1830s and moved to Brook Street in the late 1840s. The foundry produced a whole range of goods including steam engines and textile machinery for firms operating in the town. Among the Company's products that can still be seen, is fencing on the City Road side of Chester Green (SK352372) where the standards still bear the legend 'W.Abell, Derby'. (1)

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Fowkes, D (ed.). 2003. Derbyshire Industrial Archaeology. A Gazetteer of Sites. Part VII. City of Derby.. p 10.



Grid reference Centred SK 34713 36643 (100m by 84m)

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Record last edited

Nov 16 2017 10:22AM

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