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Listed Building record MDR12559 - Outbuildings to the north of the Cat and Fiddle Windmill, Ladywood Road, Dale Abbey

Type and Period (3)

  • (Georgian to Victorian - 1800 AD to 1900 AD)
  • (Victorian - 1850 AD to 1900 AD)
  • (Georgian to Victorian - 1800 AD to 1900 AD)

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Full Description

To the north of the Cat & Fiddle windmill is a range of buildings which are part of the mill holding. These consist of a low, asbestos-roofed unit, formerly a cow shed, and two stables, each with two stalls. These have a double-pitched slated roof, stable doors and windows and, like the cow sheds and the mill house, are of brick. To the east of the stables two nearly-new millstones mark the site of a steam mill which was pulled down when it became dangerous. This mill had a single pair of stones powered by a small portable steam engine. To the north of this site is a pre-fabricated concrete shed, an inverted boat-shape in cross section. This was apparently a product of the Stanton & Staveley Ironworks during the 1939-1945 war and such buildings were supplied to the locality as air-raid shelters. After the war they were subsequently sold to farmers and smallholders as sheds. This is an interesting survival and its retention is justified. (1) The late 19th and 20th century stables are listed for group value. (2) Examination of recent maps suggests that the former air-raid shelter no longer survives. (3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Major, J & Watts, M. 1981. Dale Abbey Mill, Derbyshire. HER Doc. No. 1359.
  • <2> Listed Building File: Historic England. 2011. The National Heritage List for England. 8/4339/014.
  • <3> Personal Observation: Stroud, G. Personal observation, map evidence, field visit etc..



Grid reference Centred SK 4379 3980 (36m by 33m)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR3975

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Record last edited

Jan 26 2024 3:08PM

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