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Monument record MDR14087 - Woodeaves Mill (site of), B5056, Fenny Bentley

Type and Period (5)

  • (Tudor to Victorian - 1540 AD to 1857 AD)
  • (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • (Tudor to Victorian - 1540 AD to 1857 AD)
  • (Tudor to Victorian - 1540 AD to 1857 AD)
  • (Tudor to Victorian - 1540 AD to 1857 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

At Wood Eaves, near the Bentley Brook, is a cotton mill, worked by a steam engine of 16 horses power. (1) 'Woodeaves Mill (cotton)' is located here on the 1st edition 25" OS map of c. 1880. Is it apparently disused by the 3rd edition 25" OS map of the early 20th century. Only part of the mill appears to survive on modern OS maps, along with small sections of the former leat. (2-4) Fowkes [1997] indicates that the former mill manager's house is still standing, but the rest of the mill has been demolished. (5)

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: White, F & Co.. 1857. History, Gazetteer & Directory of the County of Derby. p 450.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1912-1921. OS County Series, 3rd edition (Second Revision), scale 1:2500 (25" to one mile).
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). Current Mastermap and 1:10000 series.
  • <5> Bibliographic reference: Fowkes, D (ed.). 1997. Derbyshire Industrial Archaeology. A Gazetteer of Sites. Part IV. Derbyshire Dales. p 53.



Grid reference Centred SK 1848 5039 (120m by 171m)

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Record last edited

Jul 31 2013 3:00PM

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