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Belper River Weirs, Retaining Walls and Sluices to Belper River Weirs

A Grade II* Listed Building in Belper, Derbyshire

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Latitude: 53.0297 / 53°1'46"N

Longitude: -1.4864 / 1°29'11"W

OS Eastings: 434540

OS Northings: 348170

OS Grid: SK345481

Mapcode National: GBR 6CP.309

Mapcode Global: WHDGF.43FP

Entry Name: Belper River Weirs, Retaining Walls and Sluices to Belper River Weirs

Listing Date: 3 February 1966

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1335702

English Heritage Legacy ID: 78406

Location: Belper, Amber Valley, Derbyshire, DE56

County: Derbyshire

District: Amber Valley

Civil Parish: Belper

Built-Up Area: Belper

Traditional County: Derbyshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire

Church of England Parish: Belper Christ Church

Church of England Diocese: Derby

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Listing Text

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

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



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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