Monument record MDR11323 - Alrewas Mill, Hanging Bridge, Clifton and Compton

Type and Period (5)

  • (Georgian to Victorian - 1781 AD to 1866 AD)
  • (Victorian to 21st Century - 1866 AD to 2050 AD)
  • (Victorian - 1866 AD to 1900 AD)
  • (Victorian - 1866 AD? to 1900 AD)
  • (Georgian to Victorian - 1800 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

Hanging Bridge Mill, Mayfield Road. Former cotton-spinning mill established by Richard Arkwright in 1781, later worked by the Cooper family who were related by marriage to the Strutts of Belper. The original factory was pulled down and completely rebuilt in 1866, this structure being a three-storey brick mill with slate roof and bell tower on a corner. Later 20th century additions have been made on the west side to the river bank. The former manager's house is now used as offices. Now (1997) owned by Bowmer Bond Narrow Fabrics Ltd., having been acquired by the Bond family of Alrewas as long ago as 1864. (1) Derbyshire Dales District Council listed building records note that the manager's house has been demolished with consent. Aerial photographs of c. 2000 appear to show a modern industrial unit on the site of the house. (2)

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Fowkes, D (ed.). 1997. Derbyshire Industrial Archaeology. A Gazetteer of Sites. Part IV. Derbyshire Dales. p 16.
  • <2> Personal Observation: Stroud, G. Personal observation, map evidence, field visit etc..



Grid reference Centred SK 15853 45621 (123m by 532m)

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Record last edited

Jun 12 2018 1:34PM

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