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Monument record MDR14381 - Forge Bleach Works, Chinley

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  • None recorded

Full Description

Distinctive leat, taken off the Black Brook, can be traced upstream. The land of the mill was aquired by John Ibbotson who, prior to 1838, had established a paper mill on the estate called 'The Forge'. It was later purchased for paper manufacture by the Slacks of Hayfield and later by J.J. Hadfield as a nucleus for their modern bleach works, in its day one of the largest and best developed bleach works in the country. Ownership eventually progressed via Carrington Viyella to Coats Viyella who were closely associated with the 'Dorma' marque. (1)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • --- Unpublished document: Mora-Ottomano, A (ARS Ltd). 2015. Forge Works, Chinley, Derbyshire: Historic Building Recording and Archaeological Works.
  • --- Unpublished document: Davies, G (ARS Ltd). 2011. An Archaeological Desk-based Assessment of the Former Forge Works, Chinley, Derbyshire.
  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Fowkes, D (ed.). 2004. Derbyshire Industrial Archaeology: A Gazetteer of Sites, Part I, Borough of High Peak (second edition). pp. 20.



Grid reference Centred SK 0426 8843 (882m by 12704m)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (2)

  • EDR4768
  • EDR4410

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Record last edited

May 5 2020 3:39PM

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