Horseshoe Weir and Rock Weir, Bridge Foot, Belper - Amber Valley

Massive gritstone weirs and sluices developed from 1796-7 to support the adjacent mill complex. Self-seeded woody growth is displacing masonry in Horseshoe Weir (to the east of the town bridge). Masonry has been lost from the centre of Rock Weir (to the west of the town bridge). The weirs are in different ownerships and associated with adjacent property awaiting redevelopment. A condition survey of Rock Weir has been carried out. This identifies repair and maintenance needs.

Horseshoe Weir and Rock Weir, Bridge Foot, Belper - Amber Valley
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Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    BELPER RIVER WEIRS, RETAINING WALLS AND SLUICES TO BELPER RIVER WEIRS
    Heritage Category:
    Listed Building grade II*
    List Entry Number:
    1335702
    Local Planning Authority:
    Amber Valley
    Site Type:
    Industrial > Textile industry site

Location

    Building Name:
    Horseshoe Weir and Rock Weir
    Street Name:
    Bridge Foot
    County:
    Derbyshire
    District / Borough:
    Amber Valley
    Parish:
    Belper
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Mid Derbyshire
    Region:
    Midlands

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Building or structure
    Condition:
    Fair
    Occupancy / Use:
    Not applicable
    Priority:
    C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
    Previous Priority:
    C
    Ownership:
    Commercial company
    Designation:
    Listed Building grade II*, CA, WHS