Building record MDR14178 - Nos. 40-53 Long Row, Belper

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A grade II listed terrace of industrial housing dating to the late 18th-early 19th century. It is a red brick terrace with a slate roof. It has stepped doors running down the hillside in pairs. The facades of Nos 51 to 53 (consec) are now roughcast. The terrace is of two storeys. The houses have two windows each, which are sashes with late 19th century glazing, except Nos 45 to 53 (consec), which have modern glazing, all except the ground floor of No 51 in former sash spaces. The houses have off-centre doors, generally with cambered head linings. The windows have stone lintels. There are coursed stone garden walls adjoining each house, which are about 3 ft high with pitched stone coping. (1) 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 [see SMR 28783 and SMR 28784], and the brick-built ones on the south side from the early 19th century [also see SMR 28786]. (2) Long Row is industrial housing of a high quality. There were originally 77 houses in the Long Row [also see SMR 28783-28790]. It was built in the form of three terraces, two of which were continuous until broken by the North Midland Railway in 1840. The southern two-storey terrace is constructed primarily in brick and ascends the rising groud in stepped pairs. Each house has its own garden with allotments behind. There are now 62 dwellings in all. (3)

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Listed Building File: Historic England. 2011. The National Heritage List for England. NHLE entry no: 1335305.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Fowkes, D (ed.). 2011. Derbyshire Industrial Archaeology: A Gazetteer of Sites, Part III, Borough of Amber Valley (second edition). p 3.
  • <3> Bibliographic reference: Derwent Valley Mills Partnership. 2011. The Derwent Valley Mills and their Communities. pp 54-5.
  • <4> Photograph: Photograph Collection, Conservation & Design section, Derbyshire County Council. HER Images (digital).

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Grid reference Centred SK 3481 4789 (84m by 13m)
Civil Parish BELPER, AMBER VALLEY, DERBYSHIRE
World Heritage Site Derwent Valley Mills

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Dec 21 2018 9:27AM

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