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Monument record MDR15280 - Bleach works and bleaching ground (site of), Walton, Chesterfield

Type and Period (2)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

There is a bleach works situated here on the River Hipper on the 1st edition 25" OS map of c. 1880. There is also an associated bleaching ground to the south-west. By the 2nd edition OS map of c. 1900, they no longer exist. (1, 2) In the 1830s in Walton, 'clusters of houses' had arisen along the banks of the River Hipper near to the Iron Works and Bleaching Works. (3) The site of the bleach works remains undeveloped [2015]. The site of the bleaching ground, however, is now covered by a housing estate. (4)

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1896-1900. OS County Series, 2nd edition (1st revision), scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
  • <3> Bibliographic reference: Bestall, J M. 1978. History of Chesterfield. Vol. 3. Early Victorian Chesterfield.. p. 19.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). Current Mastermap and 1:10000 series.



Grid reference Centred SK 3586 7009 (135m by 470m)

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Record last edited

Apr 2 2015 2:42PM

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