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Building record MDR10408 - Former Timber Drying Shed, Old Lane, Darley Abbey, Derby

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Timber Drying Shed, Old Lane, Darley Abbey. Single storey building of four bays, thought to have been a drying shed next to the former fire station. (1) A number of single-storey buildings incorporate iron roofs, of a variety of forms, probably dating from the 1820s or 1830s. They include … one phase of the range lying between the manager's house and the range containing the proto-fireproofing. (2) The mill closed in the late 1960s but still flourishes after a fashion, split up into smaller industrial units. (3) Range of buildings to east of Fire Station, Ellison's Metal products. Single-storey block of three phases (1830-1862), originally open-fronted to the east. Distinctive diamond-shaped breathers to gable-ends and some cast-iron windows. Cast-iron roof trusses. (4)

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Fowkes, D (ed.). 2003. Derbyshire Industrial Archaeology. A Gazetteer of Sites. Part VII. City of Derby.. p 59.
  • <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 Unpublished document: Menuge, A (English Heritage). 2000.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 Unpublished document: Morris, M (Mel Morris Conservation). 2004.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: 14-011.



Grid reference Centred SK 35372 38656 (16m by 20m)
World Heritage Site Derwent Valley Mills

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  • EDR3895
  • EDR2336

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Record last edited

Dec 21 2018 9:27AM

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