Building record MDR10398 - Former wood drying sheds, Old Lane, Darley Abbey, Derby
Type and Period (2)
- DRYING HOUSE (Former Type) (Victorian to Late 20th Century - 1850 AD? to 1968 AD?)
- WOOD SHED (Former Type) (Victorian to Late 20th Century - 1850 AD? to 1968 AD?)
- Listed Building (I) 1279399: DARLEY ABBEY MILLS (SOUTH COMPLEX) LONG MILL, MIDDLE MILL, EAST MILL, WEST MILL, ENGINE HOUSE AND CHIMNEY, TOLLHOUSE, BOBBIN SHOP AND DRYING SHED
- Listed Building (II) 1067810: SAWMILL AND WORKSHOP RANGE AND DRYING SHED DARLEY ABBEY MILLS (SOUTH COMPLEX)
- World Heritage Site
Drying Shed, Old Lane, Darley Abbey. Tall, single storey structure formerly with slatted sides and roof. Filled in to make an enclosed building for modern usage. (1) Later 19th century development was concentrated to the east and south-east of the complex. By the time of the 1881 Ordnance Survey 1:2500 map it included … two large drying sheds, formerly with slatted sides (2) The mill closed in the late 1960s but still flourishes after a fashion, split up into smaller industrial units. (3) Coppice Barn. (Part of Listed Building DDR1709) Building purpose-built to store coppiced timber for turned products. Hipped Welsh slate roofs with generous overhang. Brick piers with rounded corners. Building originally designed with open sides, now filled with a variety of finishes. Half-slated roof is reported to be an original construction technique - ventilation possibly part of original design intention. Coppice Barn, L-shaped range. (Part of Listed Building DDR1415) L-shaped building 1846-1860. Building purpose-built to store coppiced timber for turned products. Hipped Welsh slate roofs with generous overhang. Brick piers with rounded corners. Building originally designed with open sides, infilled and part glazed in 1969. (4)
- <1> SDR19527 Bibliographic reference: Fowkes, D (ed.). 2003. Derbyshire Industrial Archaeology. A Gazetteer of Sites. Part VII. City of Derby.. p 56.
- <2> SDR19252 Unpublished document: Menuge, A (English Heritage). 2000. Boar's Head Mills, Darley Abbey, Derby, English Heritage Briefing Notes. p 5 and Key Plan.
- <3> SDR19698 Bibliographic reference: Craven, M. 1996. The Illustrated History of Derby Suburbs. p 54.
- <4> SDR20056 Unpublished document: Morris, M (Mel Morris Conservation). 2004.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: 14-019, 14-020.
|Grid reference||Centred SK 35443 38559 (48m by 26m)|
|Civil Parish||DERBY, DERBY, DERBYSHIRE|
|World Heritage Site||Derwent Valley Mills|
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Record last edited
Dec 21 2018 9:27AM