Building record MDR11076 - Barrow Hill Model Village, Staveley
Type and Period (4)
- WORKERS VILLAGE (Victorian - 1855 AD to 1855 AD)
- SCHOOL (Victorian - 1855 AD to 1855 AD)
- SCHOOL (Victorian to Edwardian - 1880 AD to 1910 AD)
- ANGLICAN CHURCH (Victorian to Edwardian - 1880 AD to 1910 AD)
- None recorded
Barrow Hill Industrial Housing. The extensive remaining housing of Richard Barrow's model village of 1855 now interspersed with modern council housing. For industrial housing of the period, the houses are of unusual design being a large number of two-storey blocks of only two houses, in contrast to the more conventional terraces of the day. They are constructed of local sandstone with tiled roofs. Many have now been part-rendered; all have been re-windowed and unfortunately lost their chimney stacks. The coming of the Midland Railway in 1840 was followed by major expansion in Barrow's Staveley ironworks, and this resulted in the need to provide some 300 workers' homes, several managers' houses, a school, the Reading Room and St Andrew's Church, at Barrow Hill. (1) St Andrew's Church is not shown on the 1st edition OS 25" of c. 1880; however, it is shown on the 2nd edition (c. 1900) and subsequent mapping. (2-4)
- <1> SDR19367 Bibliographic reference: Fowkes, D. 2000. Derbyshire Industrial Archaeology. Part V. North East Derbyshire. p 21, illust..
- <2> SDR19683 Personal Observation: Brown, J. Observation based on personal experience, map evidence, site visit etc..
- <3> SDR18789 Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
- <4> SDR18790 Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1896-1900. OS County Series, 2nd edition (1st revision), scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
|Grid reference||Centred SK 41769 75498 (474m by 315m)|
|Civil Parish||STAVELEY, CHESTERFIELD, DERBYSHIRE|
Related Monuments/Buildings (0)
Related Events/Activities (1)
Please contact the HER for details.
External Links (0)
Record last edited
Mar 24 2015 3:53PM