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Building record MDR10412 - Privies, West Row, Darley Abbey, Derby

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Boar's Head Cotton Mill Complex and Associated Housing, Darley Abbey. Thomas Evans began the mill building programme in 1782, and in order to attract an adequate work force to his new enterprise he created a new village, complete with school and other amenities. The Workers Housing: the earliest housing is 1-12 Flat Square and 1-8 West Row, both built in 1792. Immediately across the street is a single row of six contemporary privies (1) The row of privies on West Row were built by the Evans family, completed by 1792 and retain much of their original external detail and joinery. (2)

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  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Fowkes, D (ed.). 2003. Derbyshire Industrial Archaeology. A Gazetteer of Sites. Part VII. City of Derby.. p 55.
  • <2> Listed Building File: Historic England. 2011. The National Heritage List for England. List entry number 1229900.



Grid reference Centred SK 35238 38484 (8m by 19m)
World Heritage Site Derwent Valley Mills

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Dec 21 2018 9:27AM

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