Rattle, Derbyshire

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Rattle
Rattle is located in Derbyshire
Rattle
Rattle
Rattle shown within Derbyshire
OS grid reference SK347637
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town CHESTERFIELD
Postcode district S45
Police Derbyshire
Fire Derbyshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
List of places
UK
England
Derbyshire
53°10′12″N 1°28′55″W / 53.170°N 1.482°W / 53.170; -1.482Coordinates: 53°10′12″N 1°28′55″W / 53.170°N 1.482°W / 53.170; -1.482

Rattle is a hamlet in the English county of Derbyshire. It is part of the village of Ashover. This portion of the village was the centre of stocking frame working in Ashover and probably derives its name from the noise made by the machines.

The frames were owned and operated by individual families who converted the top floors of their already cramped cottages to accommodate the large, complex machines. Raw materials, such as silk or cotton, where obtained from a local entrepreneur. He would then collect the finished stockings and pay the machinist a piece rate, usually very low.

In the 18th century and 19th century, most of the cottages then existing in Rattle housed at least one spinning or weaving frame. Today, the only surviving 'weaver's cottages' are at the junction of Chapel Hill and Hill Road.

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