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Monument record MDR3528 - Tannery, Matlock Street, Bakewell

Type and Period (2)

  • (Tudor to Victorian - 1540 AD to 1850 AD)
  • (Tudor to Victorian - 1540 AD to 1850 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

A tannery that formerly existed between Matlock Street and Butts Road. (1, 2). In 1824 there is a reference to John and George Holmes of Matlock Street. Each is referred to as 'tanner and glazier'. (3) In the Poor Rate Valuation of 1847 the premises were described as 'tanyard and orchard with 50 vats, bark shed next the street [with a 43 ft frontage], bark shed with gateway, leather house, counting house, lean-to leather house, bark shed next the mill, bark mill, old bark mill'. Dimensions for these buildings are given. (4) The tannery was supposedly bought by J Taylor in 1849, who then built the existing buildings. (5)

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Index: NDAT. 0154. 0154.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Harris, H. 1971. Industrial Archaeology of the Peak District.
  • <3> Article in serial: Pierrepont, J. 1984. 'The freeholders of Katherine's Square, Bakewell', Journal of the Bakewell and District Historical Society. No. 11, pp 39-56.
  • <4> Unpublished document: 1847. Bakewell Poor Rate Valuation. No. 806.
  • <5> Unpublished document: Mr Allcock's Notes: Extracts from the Minutes of the Local Board - held in the Old House Museum, Bakewell.



Grid reference SK 2174 6838 (point) (Approximate)

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Record last edited

Nov 13 2017 12:43PM

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