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Building record MDR10397 - Former Engine House and Chimney, Old Lane, Darley Abbey, Derby

Type and Period (2)

  • (Former Type) (Victorian to Late 20th Century - 1896 AD? to 1968 AD?)
  • (Victorian - 1896 AD? to 1896 AD?)

Protected Status/Designation

  • World Heritage Site

Full Description

Engine House and Chimney, Old Lane, Darley Abbey. Single storey four bay southward addition to the Middle Mill of c.1896. It was built to house a 250 hp horizontal steam engine: detached circular chimney. (1) In the 1890s additional steam plant was provided, of which the engine-house and chimney, but not the boiler-house, survive. (2) The mill closed in the late 1960s but still flourishes after a fashion, split up into smaller industrial units. (3) Engine House. Tall single-storey building of wire-cut brick, with Welsh slate roof. Semi-circular arched heads to the windows and doors with cast-iron windows. Built in the late 19th century. Chimney. Brick chimney of c.1897 built to serve boiler house (demolished). (4)

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Fowkes, D (ed.). 2003. Derbyshire Industrial Archaeology. A Gazetteer of Sites. Part VII. City of Derby.. p 56.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Menuge, A (English Heritage). 2000. Boar's Head Mills, Darley Abbey, Derby, English Heritage Briefing Notes. p 5 and Key Plan.
  • <3> Bibliographic reference: Craven, M. 1996. The Illustrated History of Derby Suburbs. p 54.
  • <4> Unpublished document: Morris, M (Mel Morris Conservation). 2004. Study to Identify Candidate Buildings for Grant Assistance and a Review of Conservation Area Boundaries, Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site. Gazetteer: 14-022, 14-023.



Grid reference Centred SK 35424 38555 (30m by 22m) (2 map features)
World Heritage Site Derwent Valley Mills

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (2)

  • EDR3895
  • EDR2336

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Record last edited

Aug 21 2023 2:43PM

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