Building record MNT27573 - Miner's Cottages 7-24 Derby Road




Grid reference Centred SK 50853 53695 (27m by 186m)
Map sheet SK55SW
District Ashfield
Civil Parish Annesley, Ashfield


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Mid Victorian workers cottages built in a traditional estate workers cottage style with no front or side doors.(1)
Stone built row of semi-detached cottages with tripartite stone mullioned windows, with arched stone course over to the ground floor windows. Two-part stone mullioned windows with arched stone course under a gablet roof to the upper floor. Large chimney stack serving two cottages with dressed stone detail. (2)
A row of semi-detached houses was built along Derby Road at the behest of Caroline Chaworth Musters during the 1870s. The houses are at some distance from the terraces, along the main road. Known as The Grove or Annesley Grove, they are characteristic of model labourers’ ccommodation or estate workers’ cottages of the period. The semi-detached houses have front gardens and are built of rock-faced stone. They are executed in Gothic style, with pointed gables, prominent chimneys and mullioned windows. The accommodation is superior to that of the terraces and census records suggest these houses were occupied by colliery management but not exclusively so. It was thought locally that they were estate houses for Annesley Hall. The cottages are entered from the side, with two downstairs rooms and two bedrooms. Map evidence shows that there was an alley behind the houses and detached outbuildings, which were probably privies. By the end of the 1930s single-storey rear extensions of matching style and materials had been added. (3)
Appear on OS 1886. (4)
Locally Listed by Ashfield District Council (ADC Ref: 882) (1).

<1> Ashfield District Council, Ashfield Local List (Document). SNT4755.

<2> J Buckley (NCC), Observations by Janine Buckley MA (NCC) (Personal comment). SNT5239.

<3> Chris Matthews, 2022, Model Villages of the Nottinghamshire Coalfield (Published document). SNT5309.

<4> OS, 1886, 1:2500, County Series 1886 (Map). SNT2212.

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Document: Ashfield District Council. Ashfield Local List.
  • <2> Personal comment: J Buckley (NCC). Observations by Janine Buckley MA (NCC).
  • <3> Published document: Chris Matthews. 2022. Model Villages of the Nottinghamshire Coalfield. Nottinghamshire County Council.
  • <4> Map: OS. 1886. 1:2500, County Series 1886.

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Record last edited

Jul 4 2023 7:57AM

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