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Listed Building record MDR14171 - Milford Primary School, Chevin Road, Belper

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Milford Primary School, Chevin Road, Belper, a late 18th century building. The school was built as part of the Milford Mill Complex, and is attached to workers' housing on Chevin Alley. (1) A photometric survey of the western face of the building was carried out in 2007. Please see linked report for photographs. (2) From the National Heritage List for England: 'CHEVIN ROAD 1. 5167 (East Side) Milford County Junior Mixed and Infants School SK 3445 5/168 II 2. Late C18/early C19 (on Strutt survey of 1797 in outline) and later C19. Some architectural evidence that built in 2 parts to serve 2 different functions. On sloping site with upper floor at street level on west side and arcaded ground floor at rear lower level at east side. Ground floor said to have been used for Strutt wagons, upper floor school (all now school). Coursed stone, slate roof with large cowl ventilators. Angled symmetrical building with acute centre angle containing porch on street elevation and flattened stone bow, carried through both floors, to rear. Twelve windows to street facade, paired sashes with small panes and cast iron glazing bars. Centre stone porch contains panelled door with fanlight, inner door similar. Below some of the windows are bricked up panels - formerly giving access to arcaded rear stalls? Rear facade - part of arcaded ground floor now filled in. Paired windows as on street elevation and window in bowed flat roofed centre bay. Sill band carried round at 1st floor level. Later extension at north end. Interior has very light iron ceiling trusses - probably of later C19. (Rear may have been removed). Walled rear playground. Listing NGR: SK3499445186.' (3)

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  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Fowkes, D (ed.). 2011. Derbyshire Industrial Archaeology: A Gazetteer of Sites, Part III, Borough of Amber Valley (second edition). 5.
  • <2> Unpublished document: na. 2007. Photometric Survey of Milford School Walls (not a report).
  • <3> Listed Building File: Historic England. 2011. The National Heritage List for England.



Grid reference SK 34994 45186 (point)

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Sep 30 2023 7:56PM

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