Building record MDR10430 - Former Gassing Shed, Old Lane, Darley Abbey, Derby

Type and Period (1)

  • (Former Type) (Victorian to Late 20th Century - 1870 AD? to 1968 AD?)

Protected Status/Designation

  • World Heritage Site

Full Description

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 the modest single-storeyed gassing shed … (1) The mill closed in the late 1960s but still flourishes after a fashion, split up into smaller industrial units. (2) The Gassing Shed and The Cottage, Ellison's Metal Products. Single-storey brick building with hipped slate roof, designed as a gassing shed (a process for finishing thread). The rear (north) elevation was originally mostly blind. (3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Fowkes, D (ed.). 2003. Derbyshire Industrial Archaeology. A Gazetteer of Sites. Part VII. City of Derby.. 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 Unpublished document: Morris, M (Mel Morris Conservation). 2004.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: 14-018.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SK 35416 38594 (43m by 18m)
Civil Parish DERBY, DERBY, DERBYSHIRE
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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