Osmaston saw mill was built circa 1850 in a Swiss chalet style and was powered until 1960 by a 16 ft diameter by 2½ ft pitch back iron waterwheel which remains on the north side beneath a roof. Some of the old machinery still survives [in 1975] but it is now powered by a 15hp electric motor. (1)
A Grade II listed saw mill on the Osmaston Manor estate, built c. 1845 by Henry Stevens of Derby. The mill is built of coursed squared rock faced limestone with sandstone dressings and a stone slate roof with deeply overhanging Swiss style eaves supported on moulded wooden brackets. It has two gable end stacks with arcaded and gabled tops. The mill was built into the hillside as a picturesque adornment to the park with the north elevation facing the lake. The mill had a large overshot waterwheel, roofed by an open timber work shelter supported on stone piers. There is a curved dam wall and ornamental cascade attached to north east. (2, 3)
Bibliographic reference: 1975. Council of British Archaeology Panel on Industrial Monuments. p 14.
Index: Council for British Archaeology (CBA). CBA Industrial Archaeology Report Card.
Bibliographic reference: DOE(HHR) Dist of West Derbyshire, July 1985, 46-47.
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SHIRLEY, DERBYSHIRE DALES, DERBYSHIRE
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