Monument record MDR10440 - Former mill race, Darley Abbey, Derby

Type and Period (1)

  • (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1300 AD? to 1900 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • World Heritage Site

Full Description

A mill leat is shown on a map of 1708 running approximately north-south. It may originally have run through the Darley Abbey precinct - there are many instances elsewhere where a leat can be found running through the middle of the enclosed area, and two mills are recorded at Darley Abbey in 1287. (1) The leat is shown as 'Milne fleam' on the 1708 map, with two bridges crossing it. The northernmost of these bridges was revealed during excavations in 2006-7. (2)

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Robinson, D (English Heritage). 2001. Darley Abbey: Notes on the Lost Buildings of an Augustinian Monastery in Derbyshire.
  • <2> Article in serial: Steer, J (Derbyshire Archaeological Society). 2009. 'The porter's lodge and barns of Darley Abbey and comment on the possible site of the Abbey and its precinct', Derbyshire Archaeological Journal. Volume 129, pp 197-237.



Grid reference Centred SK 35237 38197 (75m by 510m)
World Heritage Site Derwent Valley Mills

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (2)

  • EDR2413
  • EDR2409

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Record last edited

Dec 21 2018 9:27AM

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