This portion of the village was the centre of stocking frame workings in Ashover, and probably derives its name from the noise made by the machines. The frames were owned and operated by individual families who converted the top floors of the cottages to house the machinery. In the 18th and 19th centuries most of the cottages then existing housed at least one spinning or weaving frame. (1)
Rattle Grange within 'The Rattle' is a vernacular building dated to 1711 as indicated by datestone. Later sections date to 1740 and 1797. (2)
Bibliographic reference: Warner, T & Buxton, P (North East Derbyshire District Council). 1979. Ashover Village Trail.
Index: Evans, R. 1976. Some dated vernacular buildings in Derbyshire.
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Centred SK 3475 6381 (137m by 129m)
ASHOVER, NORTH EAST DERBYSHIRE, DERBYSHIRE
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