Building record MDR9871 - Middle Row Cottages, Lea Bridge

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A stepped terrace of six late 18th century cottages. Three storeys, twelve bays with two bays to each cottage. Constructed from coursed squared gritstone with quoins, three intermediate brick ridge stacks, stone slates and plain tiles. (1) A row of six three-storey cottages (originally a row of four built in 1791, but extended at the upper end of the terrace at an early date), built by Peter Nightingale in 1791 as part of the expansion of his cotton mill enterprise. Like the earlier row which they overlook they have two-light mullioned windows. Each cottage has a massive quoined door surround and plain plank door with a single opening above. There are some modern renewals. These cottages remain in use as dwellings. (2) Terrace of six three-storey cottages. Coursed rubble gritstone with two-light mullioned windows, each cottage has a massive quoined door surround and plain plank door with a single opening window above. There are some modern renewals. Roofs are covered in clay plain tiles with courses of stone slates at the eaves. Built by the industrialist Peter Nightingale in 1791 to house his employees as part of the expansion of his cotton mill. Originally a row of four, but extended at the upper end of the terrace at an early date. This terrace is in an elevated position and overlooks four slightly earlier cottages, now derelict, and would have had a view of the original termination wharf of the Leawood Arm of the canal. The houses are now residential with individual owner-occupiers. (3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Listed Building File: Historic England. 2011. The National Heritage List for England. List entry number 1109184.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Derwent Valley Mills (DVM) Nomination Steering Panel. 2000. Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage List Nomination Document. p 59, illust.
  • <3> Index: Mansel Architects. 2004. Cromford Canal Survey. Survey ref: 59.

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Grid reference Centred SK 3184 5633 (12m by 33m)
Civil Parish DETHICK, AMBER VALLEY, DERBYSHIRE
World Heritage Site Derwent Valley Mills

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Dec 21 2018 9:27AM

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