Building record MDR10432 - Former Polishing Shop, Old Lane, Darley Abbey, Derby

Type and Period (1)

  • (Former Type) (Victorian to Late 20th Century - 1880 AD? to 1968 AD?)

Protected Status/Designation

  • World Heritage Site

Full Description

The awkwardly constrained north-lit polishing shop, with its Gothic gable windows, probably dates from the 1880s. (1) The mill closed in the late 1960s but still flourishes after a fashion, split up into smaller industrial units. (2) The Polishing Shed, Ellison's Metal Products. Single-storey brick-built range with slate roofs and north light, dating from 1881-1899. A polishing shed was where cotton was waxed. Now in use for heavy engineering. (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 Unpublished document: Menuge, A (English Heritage). 2000.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 Unpublished document: Morris, M (Mel Morris Conservation). 2004.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: 14-024.

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Location

Grid reference Centred SK 35379 38614 (29m by 40m)
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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