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Monument record MDR57 - Albion Mills, Albion Road, Newtown

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Full Description

Typical 3-4 storey gritstone mill building of 1859 (datestone on chimney), now [c. 1984] used by "Mini-Gears". The first of a group of 19th century cotton mills grouped around the Peak Forest Canal at Newtown. In complete contrast to the mills in the Torrs, this is not a water power site, the mills presumably dating from the steam-powered era, using the canal for cheap supplies of coal. (1) Albion Mill is a cotton mill of 1859, used as an emery works for 90 years and now [c. 1989] for making gears for textile machinery. It still has an extensive wharf. (2)

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Fowkes, D. 1984. Derbyshire Industrial Archaeology - A Gazetteer of Sites. Part I. Borough of High Peak. p 26.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Bowyer, O. 1989. The Peak Forest Canal: Upper Level: Towpath Guide, 3rd ed., New Mills History Notes No. 11.



Grid reference Centred SJ 996 848 (99m by 72m) Centre

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Record last edited

Feb 12 2024 4:52PM

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