Building record MDR14170 - Former nailor's shop, Joseph Street, Belper

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One of the many nailer's shops that were once in operation in Belper. There were over 600 people employed in the nail-making industry in the 1840s in the locality. (1) Before the advent of the cotton spinning, nail-making vied with knitting as the town's principal industry. (2) A grade II listed building dating to the early 19th century. It is a small building with a gable end to the street. It is built of coursed stone, with a tile roof and a small end brick chimney. It is of a single storey, and there is a stable door and window to the street. It represents a rare survival of this once staple industry of Belper. (3)

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  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Fowkes, D (ed.). 1993. Derbyshire Industrial Archaeology: A Gazeteer of Sites Part III: Borough of Amber Valley. p 3, with photo.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Fowkes, D (ed.). 2011. Derbyshire Industrial Archaeology: A Gazetteer of Sites, Part III, Borough of Amber Valley (second edition). p 4, with photo.
  • <3> Listed Building File: Historic England. 2011. The National Heritage List for England. NHLE entry no: 1109237.



Grid reference Centred SK 3488 4779 (4m by 4m)
World Heritage Site Derwent Valley Mills

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Dec 21 2018 9:27AM

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