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Building record MDR14216 - 'The Hat Factory', Dimple Lane, Crich

Type and Period (1)

  • (Georgian - 1770 AD to 1799 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

B Warren-Bax mentions the 'Hat Factory' at Fritchley in The Hatters' Gazette of 1905. He states, however, that it became a row of cottages rather than a place of industry. (1) In the 1790s this was the property of the Turton family, cotton spinners, and was intended to be a hat factory, supplying the local lead mining industry. It was however used as accommodation by the Butterley Company from 1810, having changed hands several times between 1800 and 1810. (2)

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Raphael, F (Bullbridge and Sawmills Area Civic Society). 2009. An Appraisal of the Bullbridge and Sawmills Area. p. 5.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Fowkes, D (ed.). 2011. Derbyshire Industrial Archaeology: A Gazetteer of Sites, Part III, Borough of Amber Valley (second edition). p. 9.



Grid reference Centred SK 3569 5371 (18m by 19m)

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Record last edited

Jan 29 2018 12:29PM

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