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Monument record MDR58 - Brunswick Mill, Albion Road, Newtown

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Full Description

Brunswick Mill is a 3-4 storey gritstone mill building (datestone 1883) on the banks of the Peak Forest Canal. Formerly a cotton mill, but now extended and used as a sweet factory by Swizzels and Matlow. (1) Brunswick Mill (1872). Originally a cotton mill, it was taken over by Swizzels Matlow in 1940 and extended. They are the major employer of labour in the area. A mooring ring on the towpath (in poor condition here) is a relic of the mill wharf. (2) OS maps indicate that the extended area lies on the western half of the site. (3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <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. p 28.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1896-1900. OS County Series, 2nd edition (1st revision), scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).



Grid reference Centred SJ 996 849 (270m by 142m) (Multiple Site Centre)

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Record last edited

Oct 16 2014 3:40PM

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