Monument record MDR11584 - Strutt Bridge, Belper Meadows, Belper

Type and Period (1)

  • (Georgian to Victorian - 1800 AD to 1850 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • World Heritage Site

Full Description

Former private Strutt estate bridge, which is now redundant. It was built in association with the Strutts' private carriageway linking the lodge on Derby Road (north of Babington Hospital) with Bridgehill House (George Benson Strutt's house). The road avoids the centre of Belper and the mills. The bridge has a stone-paved deck, riveted forged and cast-iron lattice construction, with integral horizontal iron rods providing pedestrian protection. Modern gates form a barrier to the west bank of the river. The original and unusual opening mechanism for the gates survives (similar to the gate opening mechanism used at Crossroads Farm). In 2004 the bridge was found to be in need of a detailed scheme of restoration and repair. (1) The bridge is not shown on the Tithe Map of 1844 but had been built by the late 1870s, as it is shown on the 1st ed. 25" OS map. (2, 3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Morris, M (Mel Morris Conservation). 2004. Study to Identify Candidate Buildings for Grant Assistance and a Review of Conservation Area Boundaries, Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site.
  • <2> Map: 1844. Belper Tithe Map.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).



Grid reference Centred SK 3418 4764 (29m by 8m)
World Heritage Site Derwent Valley Mills

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Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR3895

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Record last edited

Dec 21 2018 9:27AM

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