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Listed Building record MDR14176 - Nos. 7-20 Long Row, Belper

Type and Period (1)

  • (Georgian to 21st Century - 1794 AD? to 2050 AD)

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Nos. 7-20 Long Row, Belper, a late 18th century terrace. 'Long Row contains perhaps the most impressive example of industrial housing built in the town by Jedediah Strutt. The stone houses on the north side date from 1792-3, and the brick-built ones on the south side from the early 19th century.' (1) 'Long Row is industrial housing of a high quality. There were originally 77 houses in the Long Row. It was built in the form of three terraces, two of which were continuous until broken by the North Midland Railway in 1840. The 35 three-storey houses are constructed predominately in sandstone with a continuous sloping eaves line. They are designed with interlocking plans formed around the staircase. Each house has its own garden with allotments behind. There are now 62 dwellings in all.' (2) From the National Heritage List for England: 'LONG ROW 1. 5167 (North Side) Nos 7 to 20 (consec) SK 3447 NE 1/29 28.9.76. II GV 1794-1797. Early industrial housing of some quality, built by William Strutt to home the workers in the new mills and warehouses then being erected at Belper. A long terrace of stone houses built on hill slope with pitched slate roof overall. Three storeys, generally one window each although some additional small lst floor windows over doors. Doors and windows have massive stone lintels. Nos 8, 11 and Nos 13 to 17 (consec) have sashes with late C19 glazing, and small paired sashes to 2nd floor, rest have modern glazing in original sash spaces. Plans of adjoining housed interlock, in order to use the frontage to best advantage. Stone kerbs surround each front garden. Listing NGR: SK3471847913.' (3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Fowkes, D (ed.). 2011. Derbyshire Industrial Archaeology: A Gazetteer of Sites, Part III, Borough of Amber Valley (second edition). 3.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Derwent Valley Mills Partnership. 2011. The Derwent Valley Mills and their Communities. 54-55.
  • <3> Listed Building File: Historic England. 2011. The National Heritage List for England.



Grid reference SK 34718 47913 (point)
World Heritage Site Derwent Valley Mills

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Sep 12 2022 11:34PM

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