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Listed Building record MDR15994 - The Tower, Milford Tunnel, Sunny Hill, Belper

Type and Period (1)

  • (Victorian to 21st Century - 1840 AD? to 2050 AD)

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The Tower, Milford Tunnel, Sunny Hill, Belper, built in 1840. From the National Heritage List for England: 'SUNNY HILL 1. 5167 Milford The Tower SK 3445 5/15 II 2. North Midland Railway opened Derby to Belper in 1840. Route surveyed by George Stephenson. Tall coursed stone tower. Four storeys. One opening on each floor. Roofless. Square plan. Sited over the Milford Tunnel. Nixon suggests may have been used as a siting tower or theodolite during the surveying of the line and points out that its construction would have employed a large number of men during a slack period. Nixon pages 158 and 159. Listing NGR: SK3454845118.'

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Listed Building File: Historic England. 2011. The National Heritage List for England.



Grid reference SK 34548 45118 (point)
World Heritage Site Derwent Valley Mills

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Record last edited

Dec 25 2022 7:17PM

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