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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1335702
English Heritage Legacy ID: 78406
Location: Belper, Amber Valley, Derbyshire, DE56
District: Amber Valley
Civil Parish: Belper
Traditional County: Derbyshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire
Church of England Parish: Belper Christ Church
Church of England Diocese: Derby
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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