Monument record MDR14732 - Barnfield Works, Mill Lane, Hathersage

Type and Period (1)

  • (Victorian - 1840 AD to 1860 AD)

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Full Description

Formerly a needle manufactory. Now run-down buildings behind the frontage also have ornate features and a squat detached gritstone chimney to the rear. Robert and David Cook brought their needle business to Hathersage in 1811. In turn, the earlier wire drawing industry is said to have come to the village in the 1560s, being introduced by Christopher Schultz to make sieves for washing lead ore. Now Noutch & Sons. (1) A grade II listed former mill, now workshops. The mill was built c. 1850 from regularly coursed gritstone, with rusticated quoins, plain gables, intermediate ridge stacks and a Welsh slated roof. From the north-west elevation, the building is of two storeys and ten bays, with the three bays to the north-east end forming a dwelling. The fourth bay is slightly advanced and pedimented, with a depressed entrance archway with rusticated voussoirs with keyblock, giving access to an inner court- yard. There is a tripartite sash window above the archway and, within the apex of the pediment, above a broad bandcourse, there is a stone roundel, formerly housing a clock face. Elsewhere, glazing bar sashes sit in flush stone surrounds, one modified to the south-west end bay at first floor level to serve as a hoist entry. There is also a detached tapering square stone chimney to the rear of the works. (2)

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Fowkes, D (ed.). 1997. Derbyshire Industrial Archaeology. A Gazetteer of Sites. Part IV. Derbyshire Dales.
  • <2> Listed Building File: Historic England. 2011. The National Heritage List for England. NHLE No: 1158535.



Grid reference Centred SK 2291 8139 (46m by 50m)

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Apr 10 2017 3:38PM

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