Monument record MDR4554 - Pair of Gates, Lombe's Silk Mill, now Derby Industrial Museum, Derby

Type and Period (1)

  • (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

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Full Description

A very fine pair of wrought iron gates and elaborate overthrow by William Bakewell of about 1722, at the Derby Industrial Museum, on the site of the Old Silk Mill. The gates were formerly erected on the bridge (see plans and photo) crossing the River Derwent to the island where the mill was situated. They are not now in their original position. Grade 1. (1-4) The Old Mill, Full Street. All that remains of Thomas and John Lombe's pioneer factory of 1717-21 is the stone foundation arches of the main mill and the repositioned wrought iron entrance gates by Robert Bakewell of 1725. The present mill dates largely from 1910 when, after a destructive fire, it was rebuilt on its original foundations. (5)

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Listed Building File: Historic England. 2011. The National Heritage List for England. List entry number 1229981.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Nixon, F. 1969. The Industrial Archaeology of Derbyshire. p143, 183, 246.
  • <3> Bibliographic reference: D M Smith. Ind Arch of E Midlands 1965.
  • <4> Bibliographic reference: Info from Derby Ind Museum 5.7.83.
  • <5> Bibliographic reference: Fowkes, D (ed.). 2003. Derbyshire Industrial Archaeology. A Gazetteer of Sites. Part VII. City of Derby.. p 22.



Grid reference Centred SK 3533 3660 (12m by 4m) (Approximate)
World Heritage Site Derwent Valley Mills

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Record last edited

Dec 21 2018 9:27AM

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