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Cotton Spinning Mill, Office Block and Remains of Engine House Etc at Draycott Mills

A Grade II Listed Building in Draycott and Church Wilne, Derbyshire

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Latitude: 52.8942 / 52°53'39"N

Longitude: -1.3448 / 1°20'41"W

OS Eastings: 444174

OS Northings: 333171

OS Grid: SK441331

Mapcode National: GBR 7GR.GV4

Mapcode Global: WHDH2.9JV3

Entry Name: Cotton Spinning Mill, Office Block and Remains of Engine House Etc at Draycott Mills

Listing Date: 26 January 1995

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1250046

English Heritage Legacy ID: 352025

Location: Draycott and Church Wilne, Erewash, Derbyshire, DE72

County: Derbyshire

District: Erewash

Civil Parish: Draycott and Church Wilne

Built-Up Area: Breaston

Traditional County: Derbyshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire

Church of England Parish: Wilne St Chad

Church of England Diocese: Derby

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Listing Text

SK 43 SW
(west side)
1194-/3/10005 Cotton spinning mill,
office block and retrains
of engine house etc. at
Draycott Mills

Cotton spinning mill, office block, remains of engine house, and attached outbuilding. Now
lace factory and sheet metal works. c1840-1850. Fireproof construction, brick and cast iron,
with rubbed brick and ashlar dressings. Flat roof behind coped parapet. Single storey, approx.
7 x 12 bays. Office block at east end, 2 storeys, 2 bays, with moulded cornice and blocking
course. 2 full height recesses, each with a round arched cross casement on the first floor, with
moulded heads and linked impost band. Ground floor covered by mid C20 additions with
doors. At the north east corner, roofless remains of an external engine house, with evidence
of a beam engine. North and south sides have 12 segment arched cast iron glazing bar
casements, some blocked or replaced by doors. These are set in segment arched recesses with
rubbed brick heads. In the centre of the north side, an attached outbuilding, brick with slate
roof, 2 storeys plus a lower addition to north. Interior has in the centre 5 lengthwise cast iron
beams carrying brick jack arches and braced by crosswise tie rods. Side bays have smaller beams
carrying crosswise jack arches. Evenly spaced square skylights with cast iron frames. 6 rows of
round cast iron columns flanking a central aisle, with moulded caps and bolting faces for
lineshaft to run lengthwise. These faces are set towards the outer walls. The building is divided
by a cross wall in the sixth bay, with rounded brick piers. The piers are spanned by a cast iron
beam with a connecting bracket and lineshaft fittings on the centre line. At the east end, the
office block has 4 large glazing bar sashes at first floor level, overlooking the mill. The flat roof
is said fonnerly to have been used as a water reservoir. This building is part of an integrated
works for the manufacture of cotton yarn and lace. This type of fireproof construction is rare
outside the cotton spinning districts of Greater Manchester. Single storey fireproof buildings are
extremely rare; the survey of Cotton Mills in Greater Manchester recorded only two.

Listing NGR: SK4417433171

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