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Hobknow Mill, Callow, Nr. Wirksworth
« on: Sunday 11 March 12 20:12 GMT (UK) »
I am hoping that some-one who knows the Wirksworth area of Derbyshire may know something about Hobknow Mill at Callow.  On the 1841 census William Oakley aged 50 was a Miller there.  I suspect that it has now gone but wondered if anyone knows anything of its history and where the Mill was located.  Any info will be much appreciated.
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Re: Hobknow Mill, Callow, Nr. Wirksworth
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 13 March 12 12:03 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

From the very poor description given by the enumerator of the direction and distance he walked in 1841 & 1851 Census it is very difficult to  discover the actual spot.

However Callow Park (still there today) is mentioned as is Sitch Farm

So you are looking in the very general area of Callow Park, Derby Road Wirksworth DE4 4BN
situated on the Wirksworth to Duffield road  B5023.

You could also contact John Palmer on the Wirksworth site, always very helpful, the connection is:-

www.wirksworth.org.uk 

his contact details are in the middle of this page.

If you visit the Derbyshire Record Office, there is a Callow & Kirk Ireton Enclosure Map of 1807 which will probably show the exact site of the Mill.
Reference for this is:-

D258/1/15/2-3  1803-1807

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Re: Hobknow Mill, Callow, Nr. Wirksworth
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 14 March 12 16:12 GMT (UK) »
Hi spendlove,

     Many thanks for your help regarding the Mill at Callow.  I will put this on my list of things to do when I next visit the Archives at Matlock.  I will do as you suggest and contact  John Palmer on the Wirksworth site in the mean time as my visits to the archives are not regular.  Thanks again for your help.
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Re: Hobknow Mill, Callow, Nr. Wirksworth
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 17 April 16 21:00 BST (UK) »
Hi Wisteria16,  are you researching the Oakley's? If so,  please email me at

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Re: Hobknow Mill, Callow, Nr. Wirksworth
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 19 April 16 09:03 BST (UK) »
Hello MullyCat,
     Sorry I am not related to the 'Oakley' family the research I did was to help some-one else. Sorry. Best wishes.
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Re: Hobknow Mill, Callow, Nr. Wirksworth
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 19 April 16 21:44 BST (UK) »
Thanks for replying   :)