Building record MDR552 - Ferodo Works and Sovereign Mills, Hayfield Road, Chapel-en-le-Frith
Type and Period (3)
- COTTON MILL ? (Georgian - 1777 AD? to 1777 AD?)
- WORKS (Edwardian to 21st Century - 1902 AD to 2050 AD)
- ENGINEERING WORKS (Edwardian - 1902 AD to 1903 AD)
- None recorded
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 . (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 . 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)
- <1> SDR10751 Bibliographic reference: Nixon, F. 1969. The Industrial Archaeology of Derbyshire. p 235.
- <2> SDR6994 Bibliographic reference: Harris, H. 1971. Industrial Archaeology of the Peak District. p 197.
- <3> SDR4751 Bibliographic reference: Fowkes, D. 1984. Derbyshire Industrial Archaeology - A Gazetteer of Sites. Part I. Borough of High Peak. p 12.
- <4> SDR20769 Personal Observation: Manning, N. Personal observation, map evidence, field visit etc..
|Grid reference||Centred SK 057 811 (349m by 406m) (Centre)|
|Civil Parish||CHAPEL EN LE FRITH, HIGH PEAK, DERBYSHIRE|
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Record last edited
Jan 11 2016 10:13AM