SK3538 : Darley Abbey - white houses on New Road

taken 7 years ago, near to Allestree, Derby, Great Britain

Darley Abbey - white houses on New Road
Darley Abbey - white houses on New Road
The industrialist Thomas Evans developed cotton mills at Darley Abbey and, between 1792 and 1826, effectively provided a new village of over 130 houses for his workers. This included the following:
1792 - Darley Street (W side), Flat Square and West Row.
1792 - "The Four Houses" off Mile Ash Lane.
1797-1800 - Brick Row.
1800 - Lavender Row.
???? - Upper part of Mile Ash Lane (lower part constructed in 1870s).
1819 - St Matthews School.
1819 - St Matthews Church (see also LinkExternal link ).
1826 - White-painted terrace on New Road.

For more information, please see LinkExternal link and LinkExternal link . Richard Stone's book "Buildings in Derbyshire - A Guide" pp142 to 147 is another useful resource (ISBN978-1-4456-0320-9).

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Date Taken
Saturday, 13 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Sunday, 14 August, 2011
Geographical Context
Housing, Dwellings  Suburb, Urban fringe 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 3514 3839 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:56.5054N 1:28.7129W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 3513 3841
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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