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Leavers Machine Shed at Draycott Mills

A Grade II Listed Building in Breaston, Derbyshire

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Latitude: 52.8942 / 52°53'38"N

Longitude: -1.3441 / 1°20'38"W

OS Eastings: 444221

OS Northings: 333169

OS Grid: SK442331

Mapcode National: GBR 7GR.H0X

Mapcode Global: WHDH2.BJ53

Entry Name: Leavers Machine Shed at Draycott Mills

Listing Date: 25 January 1995

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1250092

English Heritage Legacy ID: 352027

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)
Leavers machine shed
1194- /3/10004
at Draycott Mills

Cotton spinning mill, now lace factory. c1840-1850. Fireproof construction, brick and cast
iron, with rubbed brick and ashlar dressings. Flat roof behind coped parapet. Single storey, 4
x 2 bays. North and south sides have 4 segment arched cast iron glazing bar casements set in
segment arched recesses with rubbed brick heads. North east window replaced by late C20
double doors. East end adjoins the engine house of the front range. West end has 2 blank
recesses. Interior has in the centre 2 transverse cast iron beams carrying brick jack arches. At
each end, 3 lengthwise beams carrying smallerjack arches. 8 evenly spaced square skylights with
cast iron frames. 3 cast iron columns on the centre line, with bolting faces for lineshaft to run
transversely. The flat roof is said formerly 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: SK4422133169

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