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Latitude: 52.934 / 52°56'2"N
Longitude: -1.6747 / 1°40'29"W
OS Eastings: 421959
OS Northings: 337453
OS Grid: SK219374
Mapcode National: GBR 5C8.3DC
Mapcode Global: WHCFL.7JR1
Entry Name: Longford Cheese Factory
Listing Date: 19 July 1985
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1335047
English Heritage Legacy ID: 81274
Location: Longford, Derbyshire Dales, Derbyshire, DE6
District: Derbyshire Dales
Civil Parish: Longford
Traditional County: Derbyshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire
Church of England Parish: Longford St Chad
Church of England Diocese: Derby
SK 23 NW PARISH OF LONGFORD LONGFORD LANE
6/44 (South Side)
Longford Cheese Factory
Cheese factory, now workshop and store. 1870 with extensive later additions. Built
by a consortium of Derbyshire landowners under guidance of Cornelius Schermanhorn, an
American cheesemaker. Weatherboarded timber framing, with red brick additions and
slate roofs with overhanging eaves. Single storey and four bays with brick additions
to rear and to east side. North elevation has raised brick platform with steel girders
supporting weatherboarded canopy above, to west end of which is metal plaque inscribed
'The first cheese factory built in England, opened May 4th 1870, under the management
of Cornelius Schermanhorn' Behind thecanopy the wall has central double wooden sliding
doors and to west a plank door. To east end is another large wooden sliding door.
Beyond to east is a later advanced brick addition with fixed glazed window. All other
sides are blank. Interior mostly gone, See article in Country Life, Vol 133,
No 3440 February 6th 1963 by L B Powell 'England's first cheese factory'. Listed for
historical interest as the first purpose-built cheese factory in Britain.
Listing NGR: SK2195937453
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