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Monument record MDR11267 - Chapel Wheel (site of) and mill pond, Eckington

Type and Period (4)

  • (Georgian to Victorian - 1750 AD to 1900 AD)
  • (Georgian to Victorian - 1750 AD to 1900 AD)
  • ? (Georgian to Victorian - 1750 AD to 1900 AD)
  • ? (Georgian to Victorian - 1750 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

Chapel Wheel was sited to the east of Eckington, adjacent to the Chesterfield Canal. It is referred to, but not shown, on a map of 1814 which shows a short stretch of the canal, with a weir apparently taking water off to Chapel Wheel. It is also mentioned in a note made by the Sheffield surveyor Josiah Fairbank in 1822 about a certain William Hewitt who had encroached on Crown Land: "… he is now run away for breaking into Chapel Wheel, got down the Chimney …". (1) Chapel Wheel is shown on the 1st ed. 25" OS map, which also suggests that the mill pond was partly silted up by that time. (2) The mill building appears to have been demolished by the end of the 19th century, as it is not shown on the 2nd ed. 25" OS map. (3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Stroud, G. 1996. The Value of the Fairbank Collection as a Resource for the Study of Landscape Change (in) Eckington. p 79.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile). Sheet XIX.1.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1896-1900. OS County Series, 2nd edition (1st revision), scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile). Sheet XIX.1, 1898.



Grid reference Centred SK 44261 79249 (234m by 158m)

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Record last edited

Jul 30 2014 12:23PM

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