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Building record MDR11794 - Valve House, Derwent Aqueduct, Nether Doe Carr Wood, Lea

Type and Period (1)

  • (Early 20th Century - 1901 AD to 1920 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • World Heritage Site Buffer Zone

Full Description

The site is not shown on an OS map at the end of the 19th century, but is shown on an early 20th century OS map as 'Valve House' associated with the 'Derwent Aqueduct (Derwent Valley Water Board)', which appears to be a water supply pipe running over a long distance connecting a network of reservoirs. (1, 2) The valve house was identified at SK 3215 5752 during survey in 2008. It is a well built sandstone structure, measuring 12m by 9m and 2.3m high. It has a shallow tiled roof with two ornamental vents in verdigrised metal. There is an oriole window in the western wall along with decorative masonry. (3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1896-1900. OS County Series, 2nd edition (1st revision), scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile). XXXIV-8, 1898.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1912-1921. OS County Series, 3rd edition (Second Revision), scale 1:2500 (25" to one mile). XXXIV-8.
  • <3> Unpublished document: Jurecki, K (ARCUS). 2008. Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site Landscape Project: Cromford and Belper Survey Transects. Level 1 Survey.. C3/1.



Grid reference Centred SK 3215 5752 (10m by 9m)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR3959

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Record last edited

Dec 21 2018 9:27AM

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