Monument record MDR1706 - Gooseholm Dam and Bobbin Mill, Bradford Dale, Middleton and Smerrill

Type and Period (4)

  • (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

Gooseholm Dam supplied water via a mill race on its west side, for power to the tape and bobbin mill immediately downstream of the old coach road. (1,2). Photograph collection. (3). A late 18th century map of Youlgreave shows a mill pond and adjacent building at this site which may be the original bobbin mill, using water power to turn pieces of coppiced wood into wooden bobbins, probably for the Middleton cottage lace industry. On the 1880 Ordnance Survey map the building is marked as a tape factory. The 1922 Ordnance Survey map shows another building to the west; both are labelled 'Engine House (pumping)', as water was being pumped up to the village at that time. Surviving remains include the dam, the head race with two sluices, the wheelpit and the tailrace. The wheelpit is full of tumbled stone and is now c. one metre deep. There is a single small ruined building and some walls. (4).

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Hill, R (PPJPB). 1985. Peak Park Treasures. C172, Rowlinson, H C, 1/1984.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Hill, R (PPJPB). 1985. Peak Park Treasures. E219, Challenger, G, 1/1984.
  • <3> Photograph: Peak District National Park Authority (PDNPA). Black and white photograph collection. 1/9.
  • <4> Unpublished document: Taylor, H (PDNPA). 1998. Land belonging to Haddon Estates in Bradford Dale, Middleton by Youlgreave, archaeological survey, 1998. Feature 1, p12.



Grid reference Centred SK 1994 6331 (10m by 10m) (Approximate)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR4086

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Record last edited

Sep 27 2017 3:57PM

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