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Monument record MDR4959 - Harthsay Mill and mill pond (site of), Bridle Lane, Ripley

Type and Period (4)

  • (Elizabethan to Jacobean - 1580 AD? to 1620 AD?)
  • (Elizabethan to Victorian - 1580 AD? to 1850 AD?)
  • (Stuart to Victorian - 1700 AD? to 1850 AD?)
  • (Elizabethan to Victorian - 1580 AD? to 1850 AD?)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

SK 3851 Hartshay, Forge Site. A forge with finery, chaferies and hammer was built at Hartshay presumably soon after the establishment of the Codnor blast furnace in 1582 by Sir John Zouch of Codnor Castle, and worked in conjunction with the furnace until the whole Zouch iron-making operation was leased to Sir Francis Willoughby in 1594. The ironworks are last heard of in Willoughby hands in 1611 and probably closed not long afterwards. The forge at Hartshay is marked as a mill on Burdett's map of Derbyshire on an unnamed tributary of the Amber between Pentrich and Hartshay. No buildings are shown on the site on the modern Ordnance Survey map. (1, 2) 'Hartshay Mill' is named on Sanderson's map of 1835. A triangular mill pond is shown to the east of what is now Bridle Lane. It is difficult to distinguish the site of the mill, but it may be on the west side of the lane, approximately on the site of Meadow Farm. (3) The 1st ed. 1" Ordnance Survey map of c. 1836 names the site as 'Paint Mill', with buildings to the west of the road and a pond to the east, as suggested by Sanderson's map. (4)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Riden, P. 1982. The Charcoal Iron Industry in the East Midlands - A Gazetteer of Sites.
  • <2> Map: Burdett, RP. Survey of Derbyshire, Began in the Year 1762 and finished in the Year 1767.
  • <3> Map: Sanderson, G. 1835. Twenty Miles round Mansfield.



Grid reference Centred SK 38 51 (168m by 121m) (Approximate)

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Record last edited

Dec 5 2012 10:07AM

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