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Cotton Warehouse, Attached Chimney and Outbuilding at Draycott Mills

A Grade II Listed Building in Breaston, Derbyshire

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Latitude: 52.8943 / 52°53'39"N

Longitude: -1.345 / 1°20'41"W

OS Eastings: 444165

OS Northings: 333181

OS Grid: SK441331

Mapcode National: GBR 7GR.GT0

Mapcode Global: WHDH2.9JS1

Entry Name: Cotton Warehouse, Attached Chimney and Outbuilding at Draycott Mills

Listing Date: 26 January 1995

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1250121

English Heritage Legacy ID: 352029

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- /3/10007 Cotton warehouse,
attached chimney and
outbuilding at Draycott

Cotton warehouse, attached chimney and outbuilding. c1840-1850, the chimney dated 1850.
Fireproof construction, brick with rubbed brick and ashlar dressings and slate roof Coped
parapets and gables. 2 storeys; 7 x 3 bays. Warehouse has 7 cast iron glazing bar casements on
each floor, on east and west sides. These are set in segment arched recesses with rubbed brick
heads. East side ground floor covered by adjoining buildings. North end has to left, 2 board
doors, and over them, a loading door. To right, an attached octagonal chimney, truncated and
without plinth. To left, a smaller outbuilding, 2 storeys, with a doorway flanked by windows
and above, a taller cast iron window with glazing bars. Interior has panelled cast iron cross
beams forming a grid carrying a stone slab floor. On the ground floor, a central row of round
cast iron columns with moulded caps. Walls have rounded brick piers with stone caps. Original
wrought iron truss roof of unusual construction with tension-braced wooden purlins and wall
plate. Tension-braced beams occur elsewhere in the Draycott Mills range. This building is part
of an integrated works for the manufacture of cotton yarn and lace. The form of fireproof
construction used in this building is an alternative to the more common scheme of beams and
jack arches. It was used from c1810 till cl.845. A broadly similar truss roof was erected in 1856
at Adelphi Mill, Bollington, Cheshire.

Listing NGR: SK4416533181

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