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Building record MDR5583 - Former lace factory, Walter Street, Draycott

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A single storey brick-built former lace factory, with a date plaque of 1929, in Walker Street [sic]. (1) Skerritt's Factory, Walter Street. A brick and slate single-storey factory of ten bays, it was built by J Skerritt for his seven curtain lace machines in 1929. Skerritt sold his lace in the grey to the curtain lace manufacturer A & F H Parkes of Beeston. Parkes took over the factory and machines in about 1946. (2) Now in the occupation of Aburnets Ltd. (3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Fowkes, D. 1986. Derbyshire Industrial Archaeology - A Gazetteer of Sites. Part II - Borough of Erewash. p 9.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Mason, S A. 1994. Nottingham Lace, 1760s-1950s. p 309.
  • <3> Bibliographic reference: Fowkes, D (ed.). 2005. Derbyshire Industrial Archaeology: Gazetteer of Sites, Part II, Borough of Erewash (second edition). p. 11.



Grid reference Centred SK 440 334 (66m by 46m) (Approximate)

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Oct 20 2014 3:50PM

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