Nos. 1-5 Chevin Alley, Belper, a late 18th century terrace.
'There is a former post office at Milford, situated within the yard of cotton mills. There is an inscription 'post-office' still visible, but no longer used for this. Built of stone.' (1)
Strutt's Chevin Alley terrace built c1792 is an early example of sloping roof construction of three storeys in coursed stone, with slate roof and brick chimneys. Each house has a single room on each floor lit by a single window. No. 1 adjoins the mill buildings and the extension to the front was added in the 20th century for the village post office. (2)
Three-storey workers' housing on Chevin Alley, physically attached to the southwest corner of the mill school on the north western side of the mill. They are reminiscent of the Arkwright housing in Cromford. (3)
From the National Heritage List for England:
'CHEVIN ALLEY 1. 5167 Milford Nos 1 to 5 (consec) SK 3445 5/161 SK 3545 5/161 II GV 2. Late C18. (On Strutt survey of 1792). A 3 storey terrace of Strutt housing sloping down hillside between Chevin Road and Derby Road. No 2, Milford Road (qv) is part of the same block. Coursed stone with sloping slate roof overall. (No 1 now roughcast). Brick chimneys. One window each with additional top floor windows, generally sashes with late C19 glazing. Early example of sloping roof construction. Stone garden walls in front forming the street boundary to the triangle of land between the 2 roads.
Listing NGR: SK3499145148.'
Index: Council for British Archaeology (CBA). CBA Industrial Archaeology Report Card. Post office (1963).
Unpublished document: Derwent Valley Mills (DVM) Nomination Steering Panel. 2000. Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage List Nomination Document. 78, illust..
Bibliographic reference: Fowkes, D (ed.). 2011. Derbyshire Industrial Archaeology: A Gazetteer of Sites, Part III, Borough of Amber Valley (second edition). 5.
Listed Building File: Historic England. 2011. The National Heritage List for England. https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1087369?section=official-list-entry.
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SK 34991 45148 (point)
BELPER, AMBER VALLEY, DERBYSHIRE
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Derwent Valley Mills
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