Building record MDR5912 - Stone Row, Golden Valley, Ripley

Type and Period (2)

  • (Georgian to Victorian - 1780 AD? to 1900 AD)
  • (Georgian to Victorian - 1780 AD? to 1900 AD)

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Full Description

Nos 23 to 33 Stone Row (formerly listed as 31-50 (consec) and premises adjoining No 50 Golden Valley Road). Is a row of grade II* listed 20 early industrial workers' cottages, built in the late 18th century and restored in 1978, facing on to the Cromford Canal. They were built by the Butterley Company from coursed squared stone with stone dressings, a slate roof with brick gables and ridge chimney stacks. Each cottage is a single bay and is two storeys high. The front elevation of each cottage has a ½-glazed panelled door in a plain surround to the east and a 2-light small pane casement window to the west below a segmental arch of rough stone voussoirs. There are rear extensions in brick. (1) Stone Row, Golden Valley. Row of late 18th century local sandstone cottages, being the earliest surviving Butterley Company housing for workers at their local enterprise. The cottages were condemned in the 1970s but after a vigorous campaign by local historical and conservation societies, became the flagship of Derbyshire Historic Buildings Trust's rescue plan for Golden Valley. They have been conserved in essentially their original form with the only concession to commercialism being the conversion of two original cottages into one current property. (2)

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Listed Building File: Historic England. 2011. The National Heritage List for England. List entry number 1109007.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Fowkes, D (ed.). 1993. Derbyshire Industrial Archaeology: A Gazeteer of Sites Part III: Borough of Amber Valley. p 22.



Grid reference Centred SK 4264 5129 (98m by 75m) (Centre)

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Record last edited

Jan 20 2014 12:39PM

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