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.

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: East 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

Contact Details

Ben Robinson 01480 412107

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England