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Site record MDR7734 - Site of Matlock Mill (Bailey's Mill) and Millpond, off Lumsdale Road, Matlock Town

Type and Period (3)

  • (Georgian to Late 20th Century - 1750 AD? to 1997 AD?)
  • (Georgian to Late 20th Century - 1750 AD? to 1997 AD?)
  • (Georgian to 21st Century - 1750 AD? to 2050 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

Former site of Matlock Mill (Bailey's Mill) and millpond, off Lumsdale Road, Matlock Town, a mid 18th century mill complex. Bailey's Mill, Matlock. The large rambling five storey stone mill, probably dating back to the late 18th century, was built for Samuel Unwin, across a deep narrow valley on the Bentley Brook. There is presently no sign of either a waterwheel or of turbines, but the water courses remain. A steam engine was added in the late 19th century and roller milling was introduced about the same time. Henry Bailey started to operate from the mill in 1881 and EH Bailey Ltd continued to work here until at least 1941. It has now been converted into a number of apartments. (1) Large four storey corn mill formerly E.H. Bailey's Upper Mill, with a large dwelling house and a malt house. The mill is built on an old water power site on the Bentley Brook. Currently (1997) disused. (2) Part of the site was subject to a bnorehole survey and watching brief in 2019. (3) The complex is comprised of three separate Grade II listed buildings. Please see linked records.

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Gifford, A. 1999. Derbyshire Watermills: Corn Mills.. A36, pp 48-49, plates 10 & 11.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Fowkes, D (ed.). 1997. Derbyshire Industrial Archaeology. A Gazetteer of Sites. Part IV. Derbyshire Dales.
  • <3> Unpublished document: Thouki, A and Z Cavendish (ARS Ltd). 2019. Archaeological Supervision, Recording and Reporting at Bailey's Mill, Lumsdale Road, Matlock, Derbyshire.



Grid reference Centred SK 3089 5992 (180m by 111m)

Related Monuments/Buildings (3)

Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR5030

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Record last edited

Sep 17 2020 7:18PM

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