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Building record MDR10426 - Probable Former Checking Kiosk, Old Lane, Darley Abbey, Derby

Type and Period (2)

  • (Former Type) ? (Georgian to Late 20th Century - 1800 AD? to 1968 AD?)
  • (Former Type) (Georgian to Late 20th Century - 1800 AD? to 1968 AD?)

Protected Status/Designation

  • World Heritage Site

Full Description

Further surviving buildings of note were present by the middle of the 19th century: the tollhouse, or kiosk, possibly of late-18th century date, facing the approach across the river … (1) The mill closed in the late 1960s but still flourishes after a fashion, split up into smaller industrial units. (2) Watch House, Ellison's Metal Products. Now a toll-house (although not in use), originally designed as a watch-house for a night watchman c.1810. Faceted plan with pyramidal slate roof. Walls are rendered, with coved stone eaves cornice. 3 windows were originally blind. (3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Menuge, A (English Heritage). 2000. Boar's Head Mills, Darley Abbey, Derby, English Heritage Briefing Notes. p 5.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Craven, M. 1996. The Illustrated History of Derby Suburbs. p 54.
  • <3> Unpublished document: Morris, M (Mel Morris Conservation). 2004.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: 14-013.



Grid reference Centred SK 35366 38592 (3m by 3m)
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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