Staffordshire countryside

Leek

Derbyshire

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Brindley Mill

Leek is a little Staffordshire mill town, sitting on a broad low hill in a curve of the River Churnet. A market is held weekly on the ancient cobbles of the large market square, complemented by the thriving indoor Butter market at the 17th century Butter Cross. The great silk mills of the last century are still here, now mostly antique shops, and between the mills are rows of small specialist shops. The architect William Sugden designed the many distinctive buildings which give Leek its characterful appearance.

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The Corner House
151 Buxton Road
Leek
Staffordshire
ST13 6EH

..early 20th century house situated on A53 Leek - Buxton Road, well placed for all the region's major attractions including Alton Towers, The Potteries, Chatsworth House and is on the edge of the Peak District National Park. Beautiful entrance hall with original oak panelling and an imposing stairway to the bedrooms above.
Contact: Tony and Jane
Tel: 01538 373288

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Textiles transformed Leek from a medieval market town to an important silk town in the 18th and 19th century, famous for its shawls, buttons, ribbons, twist and sewing silks, and for the dye known as "Raven Black", a fashionable colour after being worn by Queen Victoria in mourning for Prince Albert. William Morris, founder of the Arts & Crafts movement, lived and worked in Leek from 1875 - 78, and left a significant mark on the art and architecture of the town. Left - The "Blackthorn" wallpaper design of 1892, showing daisies, violets and blackthorn sprays arranged in a symmetrical structure.

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