The chimney at Milford Dyehouse is a Grade II structure, which the list description identifies as probably 1832 as it is on the 1840 Tithe Map [the date of 1832 for this structure is incorrect as the current structure is a later replacement of an earlier chimney, see (2) below]. It is a tall round brick mill chimney. (1)
The tall round brick mill chimney dominated the Milford Dyehouse site. It was built in the late 19th century, replacing an earlier one that already existed in 1832. (2)
The chimney at Milford Dyehouse is an early 20th century replacement of an early 19th century one that was located a short distance to the northwest. It is built in brick in English Garden Wall Bond off a stone and brick plinth; the bricks appear to be curved 'specials'. It occupies a position at the south-west corner of the boiler house and is butted by the upper part of the curtain wall. It represents a significant landscape feature and readily identifies the industrial heritage of Milford Mill to the layman. (3)
The English Sewing Cotton Company's monthly report for July 23 1900 (p 172) contains a report of Stott & Sons, Mill Architects and Consulting Engineers and relates to a Milford Works contract for a new chimney, by Stotts to TW Meadows, of Stockport, builders, the chimney to be completed on or before December 1 of that year, at a cost of £625. A later monthly report (?mid-December, p497) contains a report by Stotts that the chimney is now 90 feet off the ground. The monthly report for Jan 25 1901 (p 595) again refers to the chimney and to the fact that 8 lineal [sic] yards vertical measure are to be taken down, due to bad bricks, and rebuilt using new bricks. The chimney was expected to be finished by March 1901. (4)
Listed Building File: Historic England. 2011. The National Heritage List for England. List entry number 1335719.
Unpublished document: Derwent Valley Mills (DVM) Nomination Steering Panel. 2000. Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage List Nomination Document. p 76, illust..
Unpublished document: Gardner, R D, Johnson, S C & Savage, S A (Pre-Construct Archaeology). 2005. Milford Mill Complex, Milford. Desk-based Archaeological and Building Assessment. pp 61, 67, photo.
Personal Observation: Research notes made by David Hoole. 17/01/2006.
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