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Monument record MDR12106 - Bridge across mill leat (site of), Darley Abbey

Type and Period (1)

  • (Elizabethan to Georgian - 1600 AD to 1800 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • World Heritage Site

Full Description

Two bridges are shown on a map of Darley Abbey dated 1708 crossing the mill leat that runs from the Darley Abbey mills south to the river [see SMR 32301]. (1) During the excavation of a service trench at Darley Abbey in 2006 an arching sandstone structure was uncovered in close proximity to The Old Abbey Public House. The structure was located directly below the surface of the carpark, but could only be partially revealed. It is thought to represent remains of the northernmost of the two bridges shown on the 1708 map. (2)

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Article in serial: Steer, J (Derbyshire Archaeological Society). 2009. 'The porter's lodge and barns of Darley Abbey and comment on the possible site of the Abbey and its precinct', Derbyshire Archaeological Journal. Volume 129, pp 197-237.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Shakarian, J (ARS). 2007. An Archaeological Watching Brief at The Old Barn, Darley Abbey, Derby.



Grid reference Centred SK 3527 3839 (12m by 10m)
World Heritage Site Derwent Valley Mills

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Record last edited

Mar 14 2020 10:13PM

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