Building record MDR10406 - Former Bobbin Shop, Old Lane, Darley Abbey, Derby

Type and Period (1)

  • (Former Type) (Victorian to Late 20th Century - 1840 AD? to 1968 AD?)

Protected Status/Designation

Full Description

Bobbin Shop, Old Lane, Darley Abbey. Four bay single storey building south of East Mill with a cast and wrought iron roof structure built about 1840. (1) The Bobbin Shop on the south side of East mill also preserves its original roof, probably dating from the 1840s or 1850s, and is associated with other small iron-roofed ranges. (2) The mill closed in the late 1960s but still flourishes after a fashion, split up into smaller industrial units. (3) Bobbin Shop. Single-storey brick-built range of mid 19th century origin. Although designed as well-lit buildings for turning bobbins on lathes, extensions and additions have obscured the original elevations. (4)

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Fowkes, D (ed.). 2003. Derbyshire Industrial Archaeology. A Gazetteer of Sites. Part VII. City of Derby.. pp 58-9.
  • <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 Unpublished document: Menuge, A (English Heritage). 2000.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 Unpublished document: Morris, M (Mel Morris Conservation). 2004.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: 14-012.



Grid reference Centred SK 35419 38556 (13m by 23m)
World Heritage Site Derwent Valley Mills

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (2)

  • EDR3895
  • EDR2336

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Record last edited

Dec 21 2018 9:27AM

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