Peckwash Mill, Little Eaton

A Water powered Corn mill and Paper mill in the historic county of Derbyshire, England.

There was a mill on this site as early as the 13th century. In the 17th century it became a paper mill. The mill was rebuilt and fourdrinier machines installed in the early 19th century, under the ownership of Tempest and Sons. In the 1890s the waterwheels were removed to be replaced by turbines and steam engines. The Tempest and Sons company was dissolved in 1910; the mill was used for various other industries until falling out of use in the 1950s. The derelict building was converted to a residence in the 1990s.

Full details

Power source Water
Mill type Watermill
River Derwent
Mill functions Corn mill, Paper mill
Archive ID 4535
Location Little Eaton
Historic county Derbyshire
Country England
NGR SK 354 423
Latitude 52.97656623370479
Longitude -1.4744764233482783



Anthony Bryan, Mills Research Group Database

Hickling, G, “Peckwash Mill, Little Eaton: An outline history” (Derbyshire Miscellany, 3 (3), October 1964, pp. 525-540)