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Lodge Row Houses

The Miller Mundy family commissioned a number of buildings between 1830 - 1920 and were built in and around the area of the Shipley Estate.

Evidence amongst household accounts suggest that the Miller Mundys patronised one local builder for the majority of the houses constructed, mainly George Oldershaw. Consequently the consistency of design standards and basic styles employed by Oldershaw and his firm help identification.  George Oldershaw also built a new wing on Shipley Hall in 1895.

We do not know the exact date that the Lodge Row houses were built but it was pre  1879.  Irongates Lodge was built in 1857.

Twelve buildings were commissioned by the various Miller Mundys to provide security for the estate - i.e to keep trespassers and poachers at bay. Irongates Lodge was one of those Lodges .



Iron Gates Lodge and Gates

A group of buildings constructed (probably by Oldershaw) to house the Shipley Colliery and estate workers, as seen in the 1881 census. The present-day buildings as they remain have been subject to much alteration, especially at the windows and doors. Many single units have been knocked together to form bigger units. Census figures show that these houses often had large families living in them with even one or two boarders, usually working at the colliery.

The row of cottages in Mapperley are singled out for attention as a few units here exist mainly in their original state. They can be found near the crossroads in Mapperley Village, at the opposite end of the row from the former Post Office.

The whole row of Cottages in Mapperley were built as eight units and still exist as such. According to Ordnance Survey maps, we know that they were built Pre.1879. Although the former Post Office is much altered, the units at the other end have their original windows with curved brick lintels. The roof is slate, with plain gables at the end of the terrace. The eaves extend below the gable line, a decorative feature not found on the other cottage developments. The ridge tiles on the roof are flat. The detailing running along the length of the terrace walls adds to the attraction of this particular development. It is another feature not seen elsewhere in this section of buildings.



The interment of the late Mr. George Oldershaw, the well-known builder and contractor, of Marlpool, whose death we announced last week, took place at Heanor cemetery on Sunday last.  
Mr Oldershaw worked his way up in the district. He came to Heanor at the age of 16 years, and worked for the late William Oldershaw, of Heanor. The business grew rapidly, and Mr. Oldershaw became head of the concern. He was most persevering and soon was appointed contractor to the Shipley estate. That position he held until his death. He twice re-fronted Shipley Hall, he built Messrs. Crompton and Evans' Bank in Market-street, Dr. Turton's new premises in the Market-place, Mundy-Street Schools, Mr. F. Cattle's residence " Ravenswood," and has had a host of other building contracts throughout the district. He was a member of the Heanor Local Board for 20 years, only retiring after a serious illness seven years ago. As we reported last week, Mr. Oldershaw was the victim of a paralytic stroke, on Tuesday night of last week.
Drs. Turton and Eames gave him every attention, but he did not rally. His right side was paralysed, and he lost his speech. He died at 2.30 on the following afternoon, aged 64 years. The funeral was largely attended. The Rev. G. Avis conducted the ceremony. The mourners were: Mrs. Oldershaw, Mr. T. Oldershaw, Mrs. W. Bower, Mr. A. Oldershaw, Mrs. T. Oldershaw (children), and Mrs. Guest (sister), Herbert and George Oldershaw (nephews), Misses Mary Oldershaw, Sarah Bower, Annie Oldershaw, and Mr. George Oldershaw (grandchildren), Miss A. Booth (niece), Mrs. A. Oldershaw, and Mr. Bower, Mr. and Mrs. Cockayne, Mrs. H. Dawson, Mr. Bancroft and Mr. John Bancroft. Amongst the general body of mourners were: Mr. E. M. Mundy, J.P., Mr. Sebastian Smith, Mr. R. H. Robinson, C.C., Dr. Turton, Councillor J. Hodges, Messrs. H. Kennaway, C. Marshall, J. C. Tallack, P. Walker,
H. J. Windle, W. Riley, sen., Eggleshaw, Collumbell, and other gentlemen. The bearers were Messrs. C. Booth, S. Longdon,
T, Robinson, C. Eley, and J. Hole, all workmen. The coffin was a most handsome one of solid oak, with massive brass fittings. The grave was lined with evergreens and white flowers. There was a splendid display of floral tributes sent from Mr. and
Mrs. T. Oldershaw, Mr. and Mrs. Guest, Mr. Bancroft, from three grandchildren, Mr. and Mrs. J. Bancroft, Mr. and Mrs. Dawson,
Mr. H. Oldershaw, and Mr. G. Love. Globes were sent by Mr. and Mrs. W. Bower, Mr. and Mrs. J. Farmer, and the workmen in the employ of deceased. The workmen also sent a floral wreath.


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