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Building record MDR552 - Ferodo Works and Sovereign Mills, Hayfield Road, Chapel-en-le-Frith

Type and Period (3)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

Ferodo Works is a huge modern works that started as a small garden shed at Combs in 1897. It moved to Sovereign Mill (1777) in 1903, on the site of a works car park. Frood's shed is still preserved [1969]. (1) Ferodo Works is a variety of 20th century buildings, including works, offices, and laboratories. It was built from 1902 onwards, around Sovereign and Howden cotton mills. Ferodo started in a garden shed at the nearby Rye Flatt House in 1897, and the shed is still preserved within the works [1984]. It is unclear how much more survives. (3) Sovereign Mills appears on the 3rd edition OS map of c.1914-15, but is not marked on earlier maps. It is marked as a mill specialising in brakes and clutches. It is therefore not certain whether there was originally a cotton mill dating to 1777 on this site. There does not appear to be any trace of 'Howden Mill', as mentioned in Fowkes (1984), on early OS maps. (4)

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Nixon, F. 1969. The Industrial Archaeology of Derbyshire. p 235.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Harris, H. 1971. Industrial Archaeology of the Peak District. p 197.
  • <3> Bibliographic reference: Fowkes, D. 1984. Derbyshire Industrial Archaeology - A Gazetteer of Sites. Part I. Borough of High Peak. p 12.
  • <4> Personal Observation: Manning, N. Personal observation, map evidence, field visit etc..



Grid reference Centred SK 057 811 (349m by 406m) (Centre)

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Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR3300

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Record last edited

Jan 11 2016 10:13AM

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