Monument record MDR7389 - The Goit, Calver Mill, Calver

Type and Period (1)

  • (Georgian to Victorian - 1799 AD? to 1900 AD)

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Goit feeding water to wheel at Calver Mill. It is crossed by at least three low-arched bridges, giving access to the river side. The water flow is governed by shuttles at Shuttle house [SMR 3113]. Following the enlargement of Calver Weir [SMR 3114] in the 1840s, the goit was diverted around the grounds of the mill to a new wheel house. (1) The goit provided a managed flow of water to Calver Mill wheel, reducing the impact of flooding on the operation of the mill. The original goit appears to have been cut sometime between 1799 and 1804. In the 1830s or early 1840s, the southern stretch of the goit was diverted around the main mill building to a new wheel house to its south. The goit survives as a clay-lined channel with linear banks following its contours on the eastern bank of the goit. Banks on the western side are also visible just north east of Stocking Farm and continue to immediately north west of the mill building. The banks survive up to 0.75m in height and approximately 2m wide. At its most northern point the goit flows through a tunnel under the garden of the Shuttle House, and emerges through a low gritstone arch about 80m south of the house. (4)

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Index: Sissons (PPJPB). Peak Park Joint Planning Board site and monuments archive.
  • <2> Photograph: PPJPB. 1991. Photo:PPJPB:SMR:1991:3112.1-4 (Slides). Slides.
  • <3> Photograph: Peak District National Park Authority (PDNPA). Slide Collection. 1991: 3112.1-4.
  • <4> Scheduling record: English Heritage. 2009. Scheduling Description: Calver Weir and Water Management System 200m north-east of Stocking Farm. List entry no. 1021447.



Grid reference Centred SK 2473 7490 (266m by 771m) (Centred on)

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Jan 24 2018 4:49PM

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