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Monument record MDR482 - Tunstead Mill (site of), Tunstead Milton, Chapel-en-le-Frith

Type and Period (2)

  • (Medieval to Georgian - 1350 AD to 1800 AD)
  • (Medieval to Georgian - 1350 AD to 1800 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

Approximate site of a water-powered corn mill, now demolished. (1, 2) A mill at Tunstead is recorded in the financial accounts for High Peak of 1391/2. This records an income of '41 shillings from the farm of the mill at Tunstedes'. Expenses include four shillings for a millstone. There was no road in the area until 1763 when one was built which ran virtually through the mill yard. How the mill on the Randal Carr Brook met its end is unclear but it 'ceased to exist' about 1800; certainly no miller is listed in the 19th century directories. Two millstones were found on the site [at c. SK 030801] in around 1960. (3) The mill is shown on a plan of 1606 on the south side of a road named as 'The heigh way'. (4) It is also shown on Burdett's map of Derbyshire. (5)

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Index: NDAT. 2696. 2696.
  • <2> Index: Council for British Archaeology (CBA). CBA Industrial Archaeology Report Card. Tunstead Mill, 1970.
  • <3> Bibliographic reference: Gifford, A. 1999. Derbyshire Watermills: Corn Mills.. p 57.
  • <4> Map: 1606. A Platt of Lands in the Occupation of Anthony Bennet and Others adjoining. Black & white copy from Sheffield Archives.
  • <5> Map: Burdett, RP. Survey of Derbyshire, Began in the Year 1762 and finished in the Year 1767.



Grid reference SK 031 801 (point) (Centre)

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Record last edited

Mar 18 2015 2:31PM

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