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31 AND 32, GEORGE STREET (See details for further address information)

A Grade II Listed Building in Belper, Derbyshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.0263 / 53°1'34"N

Longitude: -1.4825 / 1°28'56"W

OS Eastings: 434808

OS Northings: 347798

OS Grid: SK348477

Mapcode National: GBR 6CP.B0D

Mapcode Global: WHDGF.66B8

Entry Name: 31 AND 32, GEORGE STREET (See details for further address information)

Listing Date: 13 December 1979

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1087362

English Heritage Legacy ID: 78526

Location: Belper, Amber Valley, Derbyshire, DE56

County: Derbyshire

District: Amber Valley

Civil Parish: Belper

Traditional County: Derbyshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire

Church of England Parish: Belper St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Derby

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Listing Text

GEORGE STREET
1.
5167 (North Side)
Nos 25 and 26
SK 3447 NE 1/92 (South Side)
SK 3447 NE 1/98 Nos 31 and 32
Nos 33 and 34
SK 3447 NE 1/99 Nos 35 and 36
SK 3447 NE 1/100 Nos 37 and 38
SK 3447 NE 1/101
GV
2.
Early C19. Cluster House's. Built after 1803 by William Strutt in co-operation
with Bage of Shrewsbury. Since Bage's similar houses of 1790s no longer exist,
the Clusters in Belper are believed to be the oldest surviving example of this
particular housing type which was subsequently copied in many other parts of
the world. Innovative plan of one block divided north/south and east/west to
form 4 back to back houses. Each block sited in centre of large plot similarly
divided so that the northern 2 houses in each block are on one street and
houses to the south on another. Eight blocks or 'Clusters' were originally envisaged
but only 5 actually built. They were intended as houses for mill foremen and
managerial staff. Coursed stone, slate roof sloped down hillside, end and
centre stacks. Two and a half storeys with flanking 2 storey one bay recessed
wings. One window each and small ground flow window to left of door. Originally
skylights and attic windows in gable ends. Windows, sashes with stone lintels
and doors with voussoirs and cambered arches. Internal plan of living room
and kitchen separated by inside coal house and cellar stairs. Some modifications
and additions to several houses. Coursed stone rubble garden walls.

Listing NGR: SK3480847798

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