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Monument record MDR5682 - Whiteley's Mill, Leopold Street, Long Eaton

Type and Period (2)

  • (Victorian to 21st Century - 1882 AD to 2050 AD)
  • (Early 20th Century to 21st Century - 1901 AD to 2050 AD)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

SK 488337 Leopold Street, Whiteley's Factory. A three-storey tenement lace factory having semi-circular headed cast iron window frames and some decorated polychrome brickwork. Some 150ft long, it was built for Henry Whiteley, lace manufacturer, in 1883. Now part of the Harrington Mill complex, it is occupied by Lupus, precision engineers. The three-storey extension to the south was erected in 1903, with an engine house of 1902 sandwiched between the original building and the extension. (1) Whiteley's Mill, a tenement factory of three storeys plus an attic, was built in 1882. It was supplied with steam power and heating from Harrington Mills from 1893 and the two were amalgamated in 1900. Listed tenenats in 1899 included 3 lace makers and 2 card punchers. By 1959 there were 2 lace makers. (2) A lace factory, built in 1883. Designed by William Henry Radford for William Arthur Whiteley. It is built of red brick beneath a slate roof. The roadside elevation is of three storeys. Each storey has twelve cast iron windows, the three windows at each end set beneath gables with crowsteps. The factory was purchased by the Harrington Factory Company in 1900 and extended in 1903. The factory appears in Palmer's Industrial Landscapes of the East Midlands. (3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Fowkes, D. 1986. Derbyshire Industrial Archaeology - A Gazetteer of Sites. Part II - Borough of Erewash. p 28.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Mason, S A. 1994. Nottingham Lace, 1760s-1950s. p 282.
  • <3> *Internet Web Site: Erewash Borough Council. List of buildings of local interest. LL/96.



Grid reference Centred SK 488 337 (100m by 100m)

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Record last edited

Dec 5 2017 4:47PM

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