History

Bolsover Castle

Bolsover Castle is a 25 mile (45 min) drive east from Six Litton Mill. Head towards Tideswell then take the A619 east. Bolsover Castle is located in the town of Bolsover, (grid reference SK471707). Built in the early 17th century, the present castle lies on the earthworks and ruins of the 12th-century medieval castle; the …

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Eyam

Eyam is a small village located 7 miles from Six Litton Mill. The village has an interesting history from the time of the Bubonic Plague (“Black Death”) in England, which is poignant to remember in 2020. In 1665 a tailor from Eyam ordered a box of materials relating to his trade from London, that he …

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Lime Kilns

The Lime kilns to the east and west of Millers Dale Station are examples of commercial kilns built in the 19th and 20th centuries. Quicklime had long been produced in small kilns, mainly for agricultural use, but with the expansion of industry, especially the chemical industry, demand increased. Limestone from the quarries that opened adjacent to …

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The Real Oliver Twist?

The original 19th-century mill became notorious during Industrial Revolution the for its unsavoury employment practices. The Poor Law Act of 1601 had, among its provisions “the putting out of children to be apprentices”. An agreement was made between the churchwarden and an employer, by means of an indenture sworn before a Justice of the Peace …

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