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Monument record MDR7878 - Buxton/Fairfield Mill (site of), Bakewell Road, Buxton

Type and Period (2)

  • (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

In the early 13th century a water-powered corn mill was erected at Buxton, called at different times Buxton or Fairfield mill. The mill was maliciously damaged in the 1490s, and was recorded as being without a roof in 1497, although since it was being let for 20 years at that time, presumably it was repaired. The site is now at the bottom of Ashwood Park where there is still a noticeable drop in the river level. (1) The medieval mill was presumably on the same site as a mill shown on Senior’s map of 1631, on Burdett’s map of Derbyshire of 1791 and on the Fairfield Enclosure map, when it appears to have stood on a leat taken off the eastern side of the river. It is not known when it went out of use or was demolished. (2-4)

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Leach, J. 1987. The Book of Buxton.
  • <2> Map: Senior, W. 1631. Buckston in the countie of Darbieshire.
  • <3> Map: Burdett, RP. Survey of Derbyshire, Began in the Year 1762 and finished in the Year 1767.
  • <4> Map: 1772. Fairfield Parliamentary Enclosure Map.



Grid reference SK 06510 73125 (point)

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Record last edited

Jan 31 2018 11:00AM

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