SK4433 : Victoria Mill, Draycott

taken 1 year ago, near to Draycott, Derbyshire, Great Britain

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Victoria Mill, Draycott
Victoria Mill, Draycott
View from Potter Lane bridge. This shows the length of the building and also the cross walls to reduce potential fire spread.
Victoria Mill, Draycott
This was built in stages between 1888 and 1907 by Ernest Jardine. Jardine was a manufacturer of lace making machines, and ran the mill as a 'tenement mill'. Jardine rented space and machines to small scale entrepreneurs, often running just a single machine.

The mill is long and narrow, the layout ensuring that good levels of daylight were available at all locations in the mill. A feature of the construction of the mill is the provision of several cross walls rising above the roof line dividing the building into cells that would hinder the spread of fire. About half way along the mill two such walls can be seen very close together. These would have enclosed the rope race transmitting the power from the steam engine to the line shafting powering the individual machines.

The final portion of the mill to be built was the facade on Victoria Road, surmounted by the clock tower with its coppered cupola.

The mill is now converted into apartments with very little alteration to the exterior of the building. The main loss is the removal of the boiler house and chimney.

The mill is Listed Grade II.
Listed Buildings and Structures
Listed buildings and structures are officially designated as being of special architectural, historical or cultural significance. There are over half a million listed structures in the United Kingdom, covered by around 375,000 listings.
Listed status is more commonly associated with buildings or groups of buildings, however it can cover many other structures, including bridges, headstones, steps, ponds, monuments, walls, phone boxes, wrecks, parks, and heritage sites, and in more recent times a road crossing (Abbey Road) and graffiti art (Banksy 'Spy-booth') have been included.

In England and Wales there are three main listing designations;
Grade I (2.5%) - exceptional interest, sometimes considered to be internationally important.
Grade II* (5.5%) - particularly important buildings of more than special interest.
Grade II (92%) - nationally important and of special interest.

There are also locally listed structures (at the discretion of local authorities) using A, B and C designations.

In Scotland three classifications are also used but the criteria are different. There are around 47,500 Listed buildings.
Category A (8%)- generally equivalent to Grade I and II* in England and Wales
Category B (51%)- this appears generally to cover the ground of Grade II, recognising national importance.
Category C (41%)- buildings of local importance, probably with some overlap with English Grade II.

In Northern Ireland the criteria are similar to Scotland, but the classifications are:
Grade A (2.3%)
Grade B+ (4.7%)
Grade B (93%)

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Date Taken
Friday, 11 August, 2017   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 16 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement  Housing, Dwellings  Industry 
Former (from Tags)
Lace Factory 
Housing (from Tags)
Converted Industrial Building 
Period (from Tags)
Late 19th Century 
Date (from Tags)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 4461 3330 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:53.7182N 1:20.3002W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 4460 3345
View Direction
SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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Grade II Listed 

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