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Lumford Mill (Original Building Only)

A Grade II Listed Building in Bakewell, Derbyshire

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Latitude: 53.2177 / 53°13'3"N

Longitude: -1.6834 / 1°41'0"W

OS Eastings: 421236

OS Northings: 369004

OS Grid: SK212690

Mapcode National: GBR 57S.772

Mapcode Global: WHCD7.3DN3

Entry Name: Lumford Mill (Original Building Only)

Listing Date: 13 March 1951

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1132647

English Heritage Legacy ID: 468088

Location: Bakewell, Derbyshire Dales, Derbyshire, DE45

County: Derbyshire

District: Derbyshire Dales

Civil Parish: Bakewell

Built-Up Area: Bakewell

Traditional County: Derbyshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire

Church of England Parish: Bakewell All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Derby

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Listing Text


831-1/3/54 (North East side)
13/03/51 Lumford Mill (original building


Part of cotton mill now offices. Late C18 or very early C19.
By Richard Arkwright for his son Richard. Deeply-coursed
dressed sandstone. Welsh slate roof.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys, 8-window range. Large quoins. C20 wooden
North side: ground-floor and first-floor sill bands extend 5
bays; broad windows to ground-floor bays 1 and 2 have
flat-headed segmental arches with keystones. First-floor
windows of same bays have cambered arches with keystones. Rest
of ground and first floor altered except window to
ground-floor bay 5. Second floor: projecting sills to
square-headed windows beneath eaves. Bays 7 and 8 have old
masonry to lower walls.
South side (facing river): small one-storey projection with
stone slate roof. Upper floor windows as bays 1 and 2 of north
Left return: matching windows to first and second floors; band
across gable with round-framed recess (concealed by ivy); end
INTERIOR: not inspected.
HISTORY: Richard Arkwright leased the site in 1777 and, after
resolving difficulties over the water rights, built the mill
for his son Richard. By 1821 it employed 350 people under the
management of Richard and Peter Arkwright. Various later C19
owners. Main mill buildings rebuilt after a fire in 1868.
(The Industrial Archaeology of the British Isles: Harris H:
Industrial Archaeology of the Peak District: 1971-: 105-106).

Listing NGR: SK2123669004

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