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Building record MDR11993 - Corn Mill, Mill Farm Close, Calver

Type and Period (4)

  • (Georgian to Victorian - 1750 AD to 1850 AD)
  • (Georgian to Victorian - 1750 AD to 1850 AD)
  • (Georgian to Victorian - 1750 AD to 1850 AD)
  • (Georgian to Victorian - 1750 AD to 1850 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

Calver corn mill was built on the present site when it was ousted from its previous position when the Calver cotton mill was built (1803-4) [SMR 3104]. Milling has long since ceased but the building remains as a domestic dwelling. The mill pond has been drained. A smelting mill may have occupied the site in earlier times. (1) Standing to the south of the Calver to Baslow Road this site was originally a lead smelting mill format least 1616 to 1773. Calver corn mill was moved here from its original site when the large cotton mill was built c. 1785. The mill is built of coursed limestone, with box arched lintels over the windows. It was originally three storeys high but was raised to four at some stage. There was an adjacent miller's house built in stone with tiles and gritstone slates. There was a kiln built on to the south side of the mill. The mill and house were converted into dwelling houses in 1987 when new houses were built on the filled in mill pools. The wheel pit was to the west of the building and indicated that the waterwheel, which is believed to have been of a pitchback configuration, would have been about 16ft in diameter and 6ft wide. (2)

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Harris, H. 1971. Industrial Archaeology of the Peak District. p 109.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Gifford, A. 1999. Derbyshire Watermills: Corn Mills.. pp 31-3.



Grid reference Centred SK 2442 7444 (148m by 141m)

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Record last edited

Jan 24 2018 4:47PM

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