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)
Bibliographic reference: Nixon, F. 1969. The Industrial Archaeology of Derbyshire. p 235.
Bibliographic reference: Harris, H. 1971. Industrial Archaeology of the Peak District. p 197.
Bibliographic reference: Fowkes, D. 1984. Derbyshire Industrial Archaeology - A Gazetteer of Sites. Part I. Borough of High Peak. p 12.
Personal Observation: Manning, N. Personal observation, map evidence, field visit etc..
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Centred SK 057 811 (349m by 406m) (Centre)
CHAPEL EN LE FRITH, HIGH PEAK, DERBYSHIRE
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