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BELPER RIVER WEIRS, RETAINING WALLS AND SLUICES TO BELPER RIVER WEIRS

List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: BELPER RIVER WEIRS, RETAINING WALLS AND SLUICES TO BELPER RIVER WEIRS

List entry Number: 1335702

Location

BELPER RIVER WEIRS, RETAINING WALLS AND SLUICES TO BELPER RIVER WEIRS, BRIDGE FOOT

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Derbyshire

District: Amber Valley

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Belper

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 03-Feb-1966

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 78406

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

SK 3448 SW, 1/50; SK 3448 SE, 1/50

BRIDGE FOOT, Belper River Weirs, Retaining Walls and sluices to Belper River Weirs

05.02.66.

II*

The Horseshoe Weir became necessary when the West Mill was built in 1795. Thought to have been built 1796-1797. Impressive concave weir with associated sluices and retaining walls. Built by Jedidiah Strutt on a reef of gritstone to provide power for his mills using a network of water channels and water wheels to develop a total of 500 hp. To north of weir, sluices and floodgates with four segmental-headed ashlar arches supporting foot-walk for weirs. Additional sluices to channels under mills. Additional weir to west side of bridge. Stone caged retaining walls extending from both side of river bridge to weirs. Picturesque.



Listing NGR: SK3454048170

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National Grid Reference: SK 34540 48170

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