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Monument record MDR4671 - Holly House Farm (site of), Longwalls Lane, Blackbrook

Type and Period (1)

  • (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • World Heritage Site Buffer Zone

Full Description

Site of Holly House Farm, birthplace of Samuel Slater (1768-1833), apprentice of Strutt who helped found the American cotton industry. (1, 2) 'Holly House' is shown on late 19th century OS maps. On an early 20th century OS map only the middle section of the original buildings are shown and the site is unnamed. On this early 20th century OS map a new building is marked 'Holly House' within the field to the north, which was previously shown as an empty field on the 19th century OS maps. On modern mapping none of the original buildings are shown, the early 20th century Holly House is still extant and an associated outbuilding, which was first apparent on the early 20th century OS map, is located within the area of the original farm. (3-5)

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Nixon, F. 1969. The Industrial Archaeology of Derbyshire. p196.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: C. Maskery (letter dated 13/12/93) in archive.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile). XXXIX-16.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1896-1900. OS County Series, 2nd edition (1st revision), scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile). XXXIX-16, 1898.
  • <5> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1912-1921. OS County Series, 3rd edition (Second Revision), scale 1:2500 (25" to one mile). XXXIX-16.



Grid reference Centred SK 3313 4806 (86m by 148m) Centre

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Record last edited

May 10 2023 9:59AM

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