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Monument record MDR13260 - Primrose Mill (site of), Primrose Lane, Glossop

Type and Period (2)

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

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

'Primrose Mill (Cotton)' is depicted on the 1st ed. 25" Ordnance Survey map of c. 1880, with a mill pond shown immediately to the east. (1) The Mill is described as disused on the 2nd edition of 1898, and the mill pond appears to have been at least partially, if not completely, infilled. (2) The site became a Nursery in the early 20th century, with a row of glasshouses shown on the 3rd edition Ordnance Survey map. (3) Only a small reservoir and a terrace of cottages remain of a small former buckram mill, whicxh was the second mill on the small tributary of the Sett. The base of the chimney built on the hillside behind the conttages to provide draught can be seen from the footpath above. (4)

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile). Sheet II.11.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1896-1900. OS County Series, 2nd edition (1st revision), scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile). Sheet II.11, 1898.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1912-1921. OS County Series, 3rd edition (Second Revision), scale 1:2500 (25" to one mile). Sheet II.11.
  • <4> Bibliographic reference: Fowkes, D (ed.). 2004. Derbyshire Industrial Archaeology: A Gazetteer of Sites, Part I, Borough of High Peak (second edition). pp. 31.



Grid reference Centred SK 0264 9375 (78m by 82m)

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Record last edited

Nov 15 2017 3:52PM

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